I am developing UI/UX for my mobile app which uses Social Networking.
Currently It downloads names and events of friends, to do that I download list of user's friend from social networks, i.e. Facebook and Google+.
What is the advantage and drawback of showing user profile pictures over not showing them?
Advantage : User can identify and verify a friend, can it be avoidable because all I show is user's friends-or those people with whom user interacts.
Disadvantage: User have to wait till image is loaded. And downloading and handling images is a time and memory consuming task.
Should I avoid Image for the sake of speed?