How to Easily View Photos on Facebook Free Mode in Free Basics

The Facebook free mode in Free Basics is a service that enables users to chat without active data or airtime. Since it started in Nigeria and other developing countries last year, free basics have helped a lot of people and make them browse some websites for free.

 In this post, you will be learning how to easily view photos on Facebook free mode in free basics.

How To Easily View Photos On Facebook Free Mode In Free Basics

Apart from chatting, one other fun thing to do on Facebook is viewing and commenting on friends pictures. On default, we can’t see photos in free mode, but after reading this post, you’ll be able to view photos/images in Facebook free mode. Please note that only Airtel and 9Mobile networks currently support free basics in Nigeria, and for your information, you can access Telegram for free on these networks.

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To be able to view photos on Facebook free mode, you need the Facebook lite app which loads faster and saves battery. Let’s see the requirements.


  •     9Mobile or Airtel SIM card
  •     Zero airtime and data
  •     Facebook Lite app on your Android phone.

How to See Photos on Facebook Free Mode (free basics)

  •     Open the FB lite app, login and chat for about a minute.
  •     Now close the app and switch off your data.
  •     Then go to your phone.
  •     Settings >> locate App >> scroll down to Facebook lite >> tap it, then clear the data of the Facebook lite.
  •     Switch on your data now and login again on Facebook Lite.

    You will notice that it won’t load when trying to log in, simply close the FB lite app, then open it again and it will now load.

Surprisingly, you’ll be welcomed to data mode and will be able to view all photos without data and airtime. Unfortunately, you can’t watch videos with this, but at least, you can now comment and react to your friends’ pictures.

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