How to view pictures when on facebook free mode (Freebasics)

Freebasics is Facebook Free mode service that allow users access Facebook for free on their device. It also allows you access to some sites using an eligible sim.The only networks that are currently freebasics supported are Airtel and 9mobile. As we all know, Facebook free mode doesn’t show pictures except you go on Data Mode. Today, I’ll be teaching you how to view pictures on Facebook free mode. Just sit tight and enjoy the post


  • An Android device 
  • Supported Sim without data (currently Airtel and 9mobile are the only supported sims for Facebook free mode) 
  • Facebook Lite app, you can download Facebook Lite from Playstore Here if you don’t have it installed on your phone.

For the sake of this post, we will be using Facebook Lite app because it works perfectly without any hassle. And because I only tested it with Facebook Lite and can confirm that it works perfectly well.


>> After installing the app, open it for a minute, then close the app.
>> 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 fb lite.
>> Switch on your Data > Launch your Facebook Lite app
>> Enter your details and login , It won’t load when trying to login, just quit the fb lite app and re-open it again. Then it’ll load.

freebasics facebook free mode

After completing the steps mentioned above you”ll observe that you are on Data mode. All pictures will now be visible for you to see but you can’t watch videos on Facebook Lite app with this trick. 

That’s it on how to view pictures on Facebook free mode. Feeling confused? Not to worry we are here for you, kindly leave us a comment below and I’ll reply you as soon as possible. Don’t forget to share this post with friends as they will find it helpful.

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