573 KB Instagram Lite App Available On Google Play Store

| June 28 , 2018 , 19:11 IST

A lighter version of Instagram i.e Instagram Lite was launched by Facebook on Thursday. Instagram Lite weighs only 573KB whereas its main application size is 33 MB.

The all-new Instagram lite delivers most of the main Instagram features, but video uploads and direct Messaging features are missing in Lite version of the application. Photo upload, Instagram Stories, Stories and the Discover functionality features are all available in lite version.

Lite version is available on Google play store, though Instagram has not announced its lite version officially.

Instagram Lite launched with the version  supporting Android 5.0 or above. Lite version is designed to work effectively in low connectivity areas.

"The Instagram Lite app is small, allowing you to save space on your phone and download it quickly. Follow your friends and family to see what they're up to, and discover accounts from all over the world that are sharing things you love," the App description on Play Store reads.

Instagram has added 300 million users last year to reach 1 billion as of June 2018. Facebook, which owns Instagram, already has a lite version of Facebook and Messenger application.

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The Instagram lite version has been introduced to attract next billion people from developing countries with limited access to connectivity and data. Twitter and Facebook too have launched their lite versions in the recent past.