Instagram social media app is rolling out a new update of 2021 for the Instagram Lite app in India. With the latest update, the Instagram Lite app will get support for the popular Reels feature. Also Read - Facebook launches Instagram Lite in 170 countries with lower bandwidth
The feature which was previously available on the regular app has now landed on the lighter version that measures a file size of 2MB. To recall, Facebook’s image and video sharing app begun testing the Lite app in December last year and launched it at the Facebook Fuel for India event. During its debut, the Instagram Lite app didn’t have support for Reels, IGTV, and Shopping feature. Also Read - Liking Instagram Reels? Here's how you can save them and binge-watch
While the trimmed-down version of the Instagram app was designed to offer a lightweight experience, the latest add-on will enable users to watch the popular short videos in the Reels tab directly. Also Read - Today's Tech News: Realme Narzo 30 series, Buds Air 2 India launch, Android gets new features
“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,” Facebook mentioned in a statement.
Instagram Lite app in India: How to access Reels feature
In case you are using the Instagram Lite app, you can access the Reels feature by simply heading to Google Play Store, type the Instagram Lite app in the search tab, and then press the Update option (if it’s showing on your device). Once the app is updated, you will be able to access the Reels tab and watch the popular short videos on the platform.
Notably, the app is available in multiple regional languages, including Bangla, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, and Telugu.