in a bid to break new markets, including countries where mobile coverage is limited and data quite pricey, instagram has debuted a new slimmed-down version. the lite version is 573 kilobytes in size compared to the normal instagram app which is 246 times bigger.

instagram serves slimmed down version in order to attract billion users abroad


instagram confirmed the launch to techcrunch, saying it’s available in mexico this week and will expand to other countries in the future. the lite version allows users to post photos and share and view stories on the app. but unlike its larger counterpart, posting videos and direct messages are not available. messaging capabilities are still unclear.