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Instagram Lite Offers Photo Sharing on Android for 1/55th the App Size

Instagram The future of e-commerce Instagram Lite Offers Photo Sharing on Android for 1/55th the App Size
Russell Knight | 29 June, 2018, 06:26

The new slimmed-down software takes up 55 times less memory than Instagram's main app, and is created to use up far less mobile data.

The app has a file size of 573 kilobytes, or about 1/55th the size of the 32 megabytes used by Instagram's popular primary app. The company is looking to get more customers from emerging markets, and that's why Instagram quietly launched Instagram Lite on Android.

Instagram Lite is available from the Google Play Store link here. The app only supports photo sharing at the moment, with videos and messaging planned for a future update.

In order to make easy access to users, everyone is launching the Lite versions of the App. Facebook already has the Lite App from past couple of years, Similar is the case with Messenger. Less room needed for the app means more room to store photos on your phone.

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At 573kb, the app lets you post photos to your feed or Stories, watch Stories, browse the Explore page, and filter the feed.

The launch is part of Facebook's approach to reaching the next billion people who will come online for the first time in developing countries, mostly using low-priced mobile devices with limited access to connectivity and data. From new features like IGTV and video chat to letting anyone take screenshots of Stories, the social network giant is making splashes left and right.

Instagram has launched a new "Lite" version of its core app that uses up less storage and data.

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