Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, has followed its parent company’s footsteps by launching a light weight version of its app on the Google Play Store. Just like Facebook Lite and Messenger Lite, this app was created for users having slow or patchy internet connections. Since it’s only 573 kilobytes, even those with older phones or devices with small storage on the lower-end of the pricing spectrum can use it.
The Photo-centric social media app quietly launched the Lote app without any major announcement. A spokesperson told TechCrunch that the reason is probably because it’s not available to many people yet. “We are testing a new version of Instagram for Android that takes up less space on your device, uses less data, and starts faster,” he said in a statement.
The stripped-down version of the app allows users to upload and view photos and Stories, as well as to use the Explore tab. Unfortunately, it lacks features like video sharing and direct messaging, even though it makes sense not to include these data and storage rich features.
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