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Google Play Store Unexpectedly Removes Instagram Lite – What Could Be The Reason?

Perhaps nobody could ever deny the tremendous importance of Instagram for today’s society. The social network allows anyone to build a reputation online, upload his or her photos, share videos, follow interesting people, and so on. And Instagram became even more popular after it was acquired by Facebook in 2012.

The Lite version of Instagram was built to work for lighter bandwidths, and it just got removed from the Play Store by Google. This decision left a lot of users speechless.

Facebook confirms the removal

The parent company Facebook confirms that Instagram Lite is no longer in the roster of the Play Store. A statement was issued regarding the subject:

We are rolling back the test of the Instagram Lite app. You can start using the latest version of Instagram instead to connect with the people and things you love.

Furthermore, users who have the Instagram Lite app installed on their phones are getting this dreadful message: “Instagram Lite is No Longer Supported”.

What is the reason?

Facebook claims that it’s working on a new app for executing all that they have learned from Instagram Lite. This might be the reason why the Instagram version was removed from the Play Store. There’s no word for when the new app that Facebook is working on will arrive, so we might as well opt for the most logical and great virtue of all: have patience.

However, the full version of the Instagram app is still on the Play Store, and it has pretty much everything the social network has to offer. Here’s a relevant description:

Bringing you closer to the people and things you love. — Instagram from Facebook

Connect with friends, share what you’re up to, or see what’s new from others all over the world. Explore our community where you can feel free to be yourself and share everything from your daily moments to life’s highlights.

What are your expectations for Facebook’s upcoming app?


About Cristian Antonescu

Cristian is passionate about technology in all its areas, especially web development and gaming.

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