Instagram Lite app launched in 170 countries
Instagram Lite was launched in India in December 2020.
Instagram today announced the launch of its Instagram Lite app in 170 countries around the globe. The announcement was made by Instagram's parent company's Facebook via a blog post wherein it said that the app is ‘designed to provide people living in remote areas with a high-quality Instagram experience using minimal data'.
As the name suggests, Instagram Lite is a lighter version of the Instagram app and its Android version, which is available for download on the Google Play Store, weighs just 2MB as against the standard app that weighs around 30MB based on the device that a user is using. The company hasn't launched an iOS version of its Instagram Lite app yet.
Instagram Lite was first launched in Mexico back in 2018. Later, it was launched in more markets including Kenya, Peru, and the Philippines. The app made a debut in India in December last year. Now, nearly three months later, the company has launched the app in 170 countries across the globe.
“Starting today, people in more than 170 countries will be able to download Instagram Lite in the Google Play Store to have a high-quality Instagram experience, no matter what network or device they're on. We will be rolling out the app globally soon,” the company wrote in a blog post.