About two years after the launch, Facebook has decided to end it on Instagram Lite. The planted version of the quintessential photos and videos will be officially launched in 2018, with the aim of delivering a similar experience for the original app, devices with less power even for users who did not have high-speed Internet connection.
But now, when the app has already collected over a million entries according to the latest data from the AppBrain portal, Facebook has decided to remove it from Instagram Lite.
It is still possible to use a simple Instagram version from the browser
Along with Facebook Lite and Messenger Lite, Instagram Lite has been part of a collection of light versions of Facebook-enabled functionality. They are all designed for use in developing environments where a large portion of the population does not own a smartphone, and the practical part, is access Devices for limited resources
Although the company did not speak why you decided to remove Instagram Lite from Google Play, and guide users who are trying to run this app in the original version of Instagram.
However, it is still possible to use instagram lite. After all, right from the start, the app was nothing more than a pastime the web version of instagram when other items that were not on the Instagram website were added. For this reason, as we saw at that time, using Instagram Lite without installing the app is possible by following these steps:
- From your mobile browser, Access the Instagram website.
- Open the browser menu, and look for an option "Send to home screen", "Insert on large screen" or similar. Click on it and accept.
- You will see how the browser starts to install the web application. Returns to the home screen and then the Instagram Lite shortcut, with a white background icon and a social network logo.
From the beginning, Instagram Lite was criticized given the lack of essential functions regarding the original version. One of the most impressive was not being able to access direct messages from Instagram Direct, and doing so was necessary download an individual app from Instagram Messaging Tool. Apart from that, it has become one of the most widely used apps in its category in countries such as Kenya, Peru, Mexico and the Philippines.
Facebook is preparing to restart
However there may still be an opportunity for Instagram Lite to return soon. As mentioned TechCrunch, Facebook would have decided to withdraw this application from now on a new version is produced, with new functionality and is more complete than before, though it maintains its "light app" philosophy.
For now, yes, the estimated date is not given with the arrival of this new version of Instagram Lite.
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