Why did Facebook create “2G Tuesdays”?
Facebook didn’t create “2G Tuesdays”
To understand how people on 2G use their product
To run random experiment
Most users are on 2G
Facebook even instituted 2G Tuesdays to help understand how people on 2G use their product. On Tuesdays, employees get a pop-up that gives them the option to simulate a 2G connection.
Read more here: https://support.google.com/partners/answer/7336589
It’s important to understand what using your app or site feels like when connectivity is poor or unreliable, and build accordingly. A range of tools can help you.
Test with low bandwidth and high latency
An increasing proportion of people experience the web on mobile devices. Even at home, many people are abandoning fixed broadband for mobile.
In this context, it’s important to understand what using your app or site feels like when connectivity is poor or unreliable. A range of software tools can help you emulate and simulate low bandwidth and high latency.
Emulate network throttling
When building or updating a site, you must ensure adequate performance in a variety of connectivity conditions. Several tools can help.
The Chrome DevTools enable you to test your site with a variety of upload/download speeds and round-trip times, using presets or custom settings from the Chrome DevTools Network panel:
- Facebook Create 2G Tuesday