Instagram Lite now available: this is the reduced version of Instagram
For some time now, Facebook It usually offers Lite versions of its applications. These offer fewer features than their classic counterparts, but in exchange for the loss of functions, they gain in data savings and less weight of the app. The best example of this is Messenger Lite, which has everything you need to chat with your social network contacts without any unnecessary functions, resulting in a much more fluid and enjoyable experience.
On your side, Facebook Lite It is not such an interesting alternative to the official app, so many people end up turning to other apps that “add” the mobile website and show it as an app. And this is a bit the line that Facebook has chosen to Instagram Lite, using a progressive web application available to everyone.
What does this mean? Instagram Lite It is available in the Play Store, as we link at the end of the article. However, you may not be able to install it as it is regionally limited. How is it used then? Accessing instagram.com from Chrome for Android and adding a shortcut to your desktop.
Instagram Lite is a PWA, a Progressive Web App that works within your browser. Generally preserves all functions regarding content sharing, viewing and posting of Stories, Likes and comments; but all Direct chat features are lost and there is no trace of IGTV. You also have less options at your fingertips when it comes to filters and stickers for Stories, and obviously the latter work less fluidly. The weight is much lower, just 200kb, and it consumes less data.
Even so, the work done by Facebook, since the functions that can be considered essential are maintained. Keep in mind that Direct It is available as a standalone app in other territories, which surely coincide with those that can be downloaded Instagram Lite from the Play Store. Therefore, all flanks are covered, since also the IGTV it is available globally.