Instagram Lite app now available in 170 countries – and it even uses less data

HEARD about Instagram Lite but not sure what it is? You’re not alone.

We’ve put together a quick guide to the spin-off Instagram app, including where you can get it.

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Instagram Lite is a lightweight version of the main app[/caption]

What is Instagram Lite?

Instagram is one of the world’s most popular apps.

But in the UK and US, we often take our fast, reliable internet and high-tech devices for granted.

In many parts of the world, even loading Instagram is difficult.

So that’s why Facebook created Instagram Lite, which is a lightweight version of the main app.

The app has a tiny download size of just 2MB, versus the 30MB full app.

It’s designed to work on entry-level phones with poor internet connections.

Most of the key features are retained, but the app is designed to use limited data with poor connectivity.

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Many of Instagram’s most popular features are retained[/caption]

Where is Instagram Lite available?

Instagram Lite is now available in 170 countries, as of March 10, 2021.

Facebook hasn’t released a full list of the countries on the roster.

But The Sun understands that it includes most of the countries in Latin America, the Middle-East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Confirmed countries with the app accessible on the Google Play Store include:

  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Iraq
  • Iran
  • Lebanon
  • Pakistan
  • Bangaladesh
  • Hong Kong
  • Cambodia
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Venezuela
  • Belize
  • Chile
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Uruguay
  • Guatemala
  • Peru
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

However, many more countries now have the app that aren’t in this list.

Will Instagram Lite come to the US and UK?

Instagram hasn’t confirmed any Lite presence in the UK and US.

But it’s clear that the firm is targeting countries will less developed tech infrastructure.

That said, there are still many areas of the UK and US with poor internet.

And many Americans and Brits user very low-end devices.

So it’s possible that Lite may come to the US and UK to serve these users one day.

Sadly, nothing has been confirmed so far.


 


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