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Ever since we entered the smartphone era, there has always been an ‘app for that’ for every situation and activity imaginable with developers churning out a variety of apps daily ultimately leaving users spoilt for choice.

However, some of these apps may be memory intensive in addition to occupying large storage space which at times may slow down the normal functioning of android devices.

It is due to this, that most developers have deemed it fit to provide smaller versions of their apps aka lite versions in order to enhance the user’s experience.

Below we look at some of these developers who offered lite versions of some of their popular apps.

Facebook
Facebook is an online social networking service founded in 2004. It is accessible through a website as well as via apps available in different platforms including iOS, windows, blackberry and android.
In the Playstore, it is one of the most popular social media apps available as it currently has 1M+ downloads in addition to a 4.2 rating with 91M+ reviews.
Facebook Lite is also being offered by Facebook Inc. which is equally popular in downloads and has a 4.2 star rating with 12M+ reviews.

Twitter
Twitter is a micro blogging and social networking service founded in 2006. It can be accessed via its website as well as through various platforms including android.
The official twitter app provided by Twitter Inc. currently has 500M+ downloads, 4.5 star rating with reviews totaling to 13M+
Twitter Lite has a 4.1 star rating with 53K+ reviews and has been downloaded 10M+

Instagram
Instagram is a photo and video-sharing social networking service founded in 2010. It is available in the Playstore under its official Instagram app offered by Facebook Inc.
Since the app’s release it has managed a total of 1M+ downloads, 4.4 star rating and 88M+ reviews.
Instagram lite has a 4.1 star rating with 29K+ reviews and a download list of 1M+ users.

LinkedIn
LinkedIn is a professional networking service founded in 2002 that caters for both employers as well as job seekers. Android users can login to the service via its official LinkedIn app being offered by Microsoft.
Since the app’s launch, it has garnered a total download of 100M+, with a further 4.2 star rating of 1.4M+ reviews
LinkedIn Lite has a 4.6 star rating with a 38K+ review and 10M+ downloads.

Uber
Uber is a service that offers ride hailing taxi services founded in 2009. It is provided free of charge at the Playstore via the Uber official app offered by Uber Technologies, Inc.
It currently stands at a star rating of 4.0 with 6.5K+ reviews and 500M+ downloads while Uber Lite boasts a 4.6 star rating with 156K+ reviews and 10M+ downloads.

Skype
Skype is a telecommunications application that specializes in providing video chat,voice calls and instant messaging services founded in 2003.
Skype’s official android app is offered by Skype Technologies and has downloads of 1B+ in addition to a 4.3 star rating with 10M+ reviews.
Skype Lite has a 4.3 star rating with 35K+ reviews and 10M+ downloads.

Messenger
Messenger is a messaging app and platform that supports voice and video calling founded in 2011
It is a subsidiary app currently offered by Facebook Inc. in the playstore. It presently boasts a 4.2 star rating with 68M+ reviews and downloads of 1B+
Messenger Lite has a 4.3 star rating with 2.9M+ reviews and 500M+ downloads.

Youtube
Youtube is a video hosting service founded in 2005. Its website version is arguably one of the most trafficked besides its official android app offered by Google LLC which has been downloaded 5B+ and has a 4.4 star rating with 55M+ reviews.
Youtube Go on the other hand has a 4.1 star rating with 1.3K+ reviews and 100M+ downloads