Instagram Lite Cuts Down Storage Size and Decreases Data Usage

 - Jun 29, 2018
References: theverge & cnet
Instagram Lite is a new version of the immensely popular photo-sharing app that offers a similar experience but is better focused towards slower Internet connections. Coming in at just 573KB, compared to the regular Instagram size of 32MB, this new version of the app allows users to post photos, add filters, view stories and use the explore tab. The focus on these functions allows the app to maintain a small file size, with Instagram hoping to add messaging and photo-sharing features in later updates to the lite version.

The small size of Instagram Lite seems to show a focus on emerging markets, where Internet connections are generally slower. According to a spokesperson for Instagram, the app will also use less data and start faster.

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