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How does the Instagram Lite App for Android work?

In our “Instagram Guides,” we'll look at Instagram, explain its features both new and old, and show you how to get the most out of the platform for your marketing strategy. Today: How does the Instagram Lite App for Android work?

Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms out there. But scrolling through your feed all day long can eat up your mobile data quite quickly.

While having access to Wi-Fi or fast mobile internet is not a huge problem in heavily populated urban areas, there are still a lot of regions that are not so well-connected.

In these areas, it can be hard to even access the Instagram app because it needs fast internet to show you pictures and videos in your feed.

Of course, Instagram doesn’t want to exclude people in these less connected areas. For this reason, they launched the Instagram Lite App. Here is what you need to know about it.

What is the Instagram Lite App?

Instagram Lite is an app for Android smartphones that you can download from Google Play Store.

Instagram first launched its lite app in 2018 but removed it again in May 2020. A year later, Instagram introduced an improved version of its lite app.

With the lite app, Instagram wants to include developing countries. The app is available in more than 170 countries, including huge markets like India.

You don’t have to create a new account to use the lite version of the Instagram app. Just download the app and log in with your usual username and password.

The advantages of Instagram Lite

Compared to the normal version, Instagram Lite has a smaller download size. It also doesn’t take up as much space on your smartphone.

This is possible because Instagram Lite works with cloud-based code and doesn’t save data on your smartphone. So, it can help you use Instagram on older smartphones that have less storage space.

Instagram Lite also needs less data to work. This can help for when you don’t have much mobile data left, or if live in an area where the connectivity is not very great.

What Instagram Lite has to offer

The first Instagram Lite App had just a limited number of features. Since it was overhauled, it now has a lot more to offer to users.

Now you can use Direct Message within the lite app and even send GIFs, pictures, videos, and stickers.

Although you cannot go live with Instagram Lite, you can use all the other beloved options to share your content. You can post pictures, videos, Reels, and IGTV, and you can even upload videos to your stories.

So, even if you live in an urban area with a good internet connection, Instagram Lite could be a great option to use while traveling.

Conclusion: Stay connected with Instagram Lite

Instagram Lite is the perfect option for people who use older smartphones with less storage or who live in areas with less internet connectivity. It can help you reach a lot more people because your content can be shown to new markets all over the world. Storrito helps with the creation of Instagram stories. The platform can be used within a team to create and schedule stories.

Tobias Manroth Author image
Tobias Manroth
CMO at Storrito

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