At that time, the app was limited to India, and the company later promised to bring the app to global markets. Today, Instagram is finally making Instagram Lite available in more than 170 countries.
At 2MB, Instagram Lite weighs less than its counterpart which weighs around 30MB, but it offers all the essential features of the main app, including Rails. The new app was developed in partnership with the New York and Tel Aviv Instagram teams.
“Our teams are developing these lightweight versions of our apps for people with poor connectivity or limited data plans,” said Teshak Hadar, Director of Product Management at Facebook, Tel Aviv. And no one is left behind. ”
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Speaking to the team working on the Light app, we were told that the app is working on a number of improvements such as image compression and CDN buffering, as well as speeding up media loading on a slow and distorted connection.
To ensure that. To ensure the performance was fast and reliable, the team decided to remove the AR filters with the required animation. Features like GIFs and stickers have been kept because they don’t use a lot of resources.
One way to reduce the size of an application is to divide the Java libraries into smaller chunks, while preserving only necessary functionality through the application and eliminating others. When we were asked if there were any plans to add a dark theme to Instagram Lite, we were told that the team is already working on it and we should expect to hear more about it in the coming months.
Instagram Lite is only available for Android devices. The company has no plans to launch an iOS equivalent because the number of people using iOS devices in emerging markets guarantees a separate app. very low
As of today, Instagram is rolling out to more than 170 countries and will be available for download from the Google Play Store. It’s not currently available in Brazil, but the team says they will introduce the app to more markets soon.