Facebook is currently the most used social network in the world. Since its birth, millions of people have gotten used to visiting the platform daily for multiple reasons.

Facebook offers multiple features that make it useful both for personal and entertainment purposes, as well as the professional or student segments.

For instance, users can create private groups with updates about work or school assignments. It also allows you to create group chats that support almost all types of multimedia files and even video meetings.

However, over the years the platform has gained more and more features, which has made the mobile app heavier. This complicated the access of users whose mobile devices have limited hardware resources.

So, the company launched Facebook Lite as a lighter version of the app. Lite allows access to many of the key features of the platform but taking up less space and requiring less-powerful hardware to run smoothly.

That said, currently many Facebook Lite users are unable to access the platform as the app is down or not working.

Facebook Lite app down or not working

According to multiple reports, Facebook Lite users cannot access their accounts as they are receiving an error message that says ‘You’re using an unsupported version’ when opening the app.


FB Lite has stopped working. It asks to update even though it is already updated. It seems to be some bug that doesn’t allow to load anything else, and redirects to a download page. @MetaforDevs @facebook.

Stupidity of the day from @facebook. You tap to open the Facebook lite app and it says you need to update. Then it takes you to a page which looks very suspiciously like a virus. If you select to go to the Google play store you see that your application is up to date!

@facebook Hello Facebook i am getting below pop up while opening Facebook Lite App, i have uninstall and reinstall again from Play Store but still getting same error, could you please check is there any service interruption.

There is still no official acknowledgment of the issue from the Facebook team. So, it is not clear if they are already working on fixing the Lite app.

We will update this story once new related developments emerge.

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