Nearly two years after its initial launch, Instagram Lite is no longer supported and has vanished from the Google Play store. The app was live in 13 markets and offered the basic utility of the full Instagram app in a much smaller package of just 573 kB (kilobytes), more than 50 times smaller than the full-fledged Instagram app. Some notable omissions in the Lite version were the lack of direct messaging and IGTV videos.
Users who have the Lite version of Instagram are now prompted to download the official Instagram app.
Not all hope is lost however as Facebook confirmed its plans to rework Instagram Lite based on feedback from users and release a new version in the future. With no specific timeframe provided, however, we wouldn’t hold our breath.