Facebook is continuously testing and improving offline features for Android users who use Facebook from a spotty connection. It is a part of their Android apps development process to give rural users a smooth experience to browse their website. So, the users cannot notify about the interrupt of network connection.
This improvement is mostly affected by the Android users of the developing countries, who use Facebook from a slow connection.
The authority of the company said that they now work and testing a newsfeed for offline mode for Android devices. So, the users can be able to update their newsfeed instantly in offline mode, and the apps keep the data as a draft to post later when the device gets a connection.
Facebook uses a caching mechanism for new apps. However, the cached version of these apps is also showing relatively without network connection error, when a user scrolls to see the newsfeed from their friends.
The apps allow users to give like and comment instantly in offline mode and it is going to post whenever the connection gets in touch. The user is also able to share a post or send a message without a connection in the same manner.
Facebook has been tested for limited users who face weak connections in the east, but this update will roll-over for all types of users in the next few months. So, the users in developed countries also get benefits from it when they face weak connection for weather and crowded place.
In this test, Facebook chooses the growing user base in Asia. The main reason is most of them are enter into Facebook from a slow connection android device.
The company said that peoples are boosted continuously from Asian markets, and most of them using the internet as a 2G standard connection, which interrupts their usage.
Facebook has more than a billion users now. A recent graph of Facebook users is showing that they have continually grown their market in the Asia Pacific that is more than Europe and any other area of the world.
So, their best-growing market in the East Asian region. Most of the users are coming from developing countries such as Indonesia, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India. In September, Facebook noted 80% growth in Indonesia and 46% growth in Philippine, who actively use Facebook over the month.
Facebook is now mostly focused on making their user experience smooth and better for the growing market. Before this update, the company describes a process about how the caching mechanism can make a better user experience for a slow connection in their recent blog post.
The workflow of development also works on an open-source project named “Network Connection Class” to allow the app to detect user connection quality and adjust the newsfeed caching according to it.
In January of 2016, Facebook going to launch the lightweight version of their full app named “Facebook Lite” that allows users to cache the news feed and update in offline mode. They are primarily aiming eight countries, such as South Africa, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Nigeria to roll out their new apps.