India is the largest market for Facebook outside of the US. At the end of December 2015, the US-based firm had 1.59 billion monthly active users.
Networking giant Facebook said it has over 142 million users in India, of which about 133 million access the social media platform through their mobile phones.
Talking to PTI, Facebook head of Products (Facebook Lite) Vijay Shankar said its product, Facebook Lite (an app smaller in size and offering access to Facebook consuming less data) has crossed the 100-million-userbase mark globally within nine months of launch.
The growth was led by strong uptake in markets like India, Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico and Philippines, he said.
“We are also announcing new features for Facebook Lite including support for video, multiple photo uploads, pinch-to-zoom for photos, emojis, and more,” he said.