Facebook Inc has announced the release of Instagram lite for sub Saharan Africa. This new version on Instagram is expected to consume less data and function optimally across all networks in Nigeria.

Speaking on why this version of the application was released in Sub-Saharan African, Peter Shin (lead Engineer on the project) said, “Connectivity in the region can be unstable, slow and expensive, making it challenging for people to have a high-quality Instagram experience”.

Instagram lite released for Sub Sahara Africa

Stating further he said “Many people were already familiar with the concept of a Lite app after the successful roll-out of Facebook Lite some years ago. We started testing the new version of Instagram Lite when people across the continent started asking for a Lite app for Android.

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The feedback was very positive and we are excited to launch it across the continent today. Our team aims to leave no one behind, so today we are very excited to bring Instagram Lite to people in over 170 countries, including the entire Sub-Saharan Africa region”.

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Instagram lite which packs almost as much punch as the conventional Instagram application ,will be rolling out across more than 170 countries.

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Reports from Facebook stated that the social media giant remains committed to building and improving the app to help everyone in the world connect to the people and things they love.

The lite version which is expected to be 2MB in size will be missing features like IGTV and reels creation, but is expected to deliver in terms of speed and performance.


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