Facebook has announced the relaunch of the lite version of Instagram, ideal for devices without many resources.
Being is an app that occupies only 2 megabytes, but is capable of offering much of what the original offers, including uploading content and viewing the feed of contacts.
In their presentation they indicate that this new application for Android has been specially created for those who live in rural and remote communities, who need to consume a minimum of data.
The application is being deployed in more than 170 countries and requires only 2MB to download on Android, considerably less than the full-size version, which is closer to 30MB. They have been based on Facebook Lite, another creation that debuted a few years ago, downloading much of the code for the application that runs on the phone to the cloud.
The team focused on video and messaging, and to make performance good, much of the data-rich and ornate animation was removed, such as cube transitions and AR filters that people can apply to faces. . I will have Reels in India, but not in the global version, at least for now.
GIFs and stickers have been retained, and a dark mode option has been included, which replaces the bright white background with a black one and gray text.
Although being in 170 countries during the first phase, and they promise that soon they will take it to the whole world. You can download it on Google Play during the next few days, as it is being offered little by little