NEW DELHI: Instagram has announced an update for its Instagram Lite app. Users will now be able to view Reels within the app. India is the first country where the feature to view reels will be available to users.
Facebook-owned Instagram started testing the Instagram Lite app in India in December 2020. The app is less than 2MB in size and aims to deliver an Instagram experience that remains fast and reliable for more users. The app experience is similar to the core Instagram app experience, though at launch some features were not supported such as Reels and IGTV creation.
Now with this update, everyone using the Instagram Lite app in India will be able to view Reels with the Reels tab. “This feature was expedited for India because of the traction Reels is seeing in India, and the early adoption of the new Instagram Lite app,” as per the company.
The Instagram Lite app is available on Google Play Store for download. Its current version is 220.127.116.11.121.
Recently, Instagram said that it will take stern stand against recycled TikTok videos populating its Reels section. “We’ve also heard that low video quality reels (i.e. blurry due to low resolution) or content that is visibly recycled from other apps (i.e. contains logos or watermarks) makes the Reels experience less satisfying. So, we’re making this content less discoverable in places like the Reels tab,” the company said in a post.