The social network announced Monday that Community Help will be available via Facebook Lite in more than 100 countries, adding that the lightweight Android app is currently available in 55 languages in over 100 countries, and it “uses less data, installs fast, loads quickly and works on lower-end devices and slower networks.”
Product Manager Jeong-Suh Choi said, “Our priority is to build tools that provide people with ways to get the help they need to recover and rebuild after a crisis. By making Community Help available on Facebook Lite, even more people can get the help they need in times of crisis.”
Facebook introduced Community Help at its Social Good Forum in November 2016, and the feature debuted in February 2017, giving users a way to either offer or locate assistance such as food, shelter or transportation during times of crisis.
And this past February, Community Help was extended to businesses and organizations.
Screenshots of Community Help on Facebook Lite in Hindi, Portuguese and Spanish, respectively, appear below: