Discover will allow users to browse any website using a daily balance of free data.
The app is aiming to help those who are “underconnected” with the internet, attempting to achieve the goal of expanding internet access worldwide. Facebook’s Discover app will provide text versions of any website.
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The program is currently being tested in Peru, and is set to replace the current “Free Basics” feature, which allows users to browse a limited number of websites.
The lockdown situation has shed light on the current climate, in which many users remain disconnected from the world of social media. The app will aim to achieve Facebook’s ambitions of internet access globally.
“Discover is one piece of our much broader connectivity efforts,” Facebook has stated. “Discover is designed to help bridge these gaps and keep people connected.”