5 Failed Features of Facebook

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 30 November 2011, 11:57 Hrs   |    1 Comments
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Bangalore: Facebook is introducing new features almost every other day to keep its users intact, and provide them with all the possible varieties. But there's not always "Thumbs Up" for all the features introduced. Some features are released just for testing, while some never reach the hype stage which results in the withdrawal of such features. Listed below are certain features that didn't really make any impact despite of privacy issues.

Facebook Lite

Facebook Lite was completely a stripped-down version of the Facebook platform. It was almost like Twitter stream, which enabled the users to see their recent status updates and updates from friends. There was navigation on left hand side with four categories namely, wall, info, friends and photos & videos. This feature was introduced with an intention of helping the users with slower internet and broadband connection so that they can have a daily access to Facebook. But the users were not able to access the features or applications on higher frequency which failed to grab the users. Facebook Lite was introduced in India, Canada and U.S.A, but it was phased out in April 2010, eight months from its release with a statement, "Thanks to everyone who tried out Facebook Lite. We're no longer supporting it, but learned a lot from the test of a slimmed-down site. If you used Lite, you'll now be taken to the main Facebook.com site."


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