Facebook has revamped Instagram and has successfully launched Instagram Lite update in 170 countries across the globe. The Instagram Lite launch update includes all the frills around editing, sharing and viewing photos and videos. With Instagram Lite, users will now be able add stickers, view and create Stories, and IGTV as well.
The new Instagram Lite will enable users in low connectivity regions to utilize most of the features of Instagram. The lean version is designed to help keep more users connected and enjoy the digital world without demanding too much space.
As compared to the original Instagram app, which requires 30 MB space, the Instagram Lite version requires just 2MB and can run even on slower 2G networks, allowing users in parts of Asia, Africa, India, and Latin America with outdated Internet infrastructure to access the service.
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Instagram Lite is for Everyone
The Instagram Lite app, developed by Facebook’s team in Tel Aviv in a collaboration with a New York-based team including Instagram engineering, product, design, and research. TzachHadar, Director of Product Management at Facebook Tel Aviv, in an interview said, “Our teams build these lightweight versions of our apps for people with low connectivity or limited data plans because our basic premise is to leave no one behind. He further added, “We wanted the Instagram experience to remain fast, high-quality, and reliable, irrespective of the device, platform, and network people are on.”
Instagram Lite update is currently available for Android users only. To download, click here.Facebook has been testing Instagram Lite app in select regions – including India – since December 2020. In February, Instagram Lite had received an update which allows users to view Reels by going to the dedicated Reels tab.
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