Instagram Lite is an alternative version of the standard Instagram mobile app.
Instagram has released a scaled-down version of Instagram called Instagram Lite. Instagram Lite is designed for people and countries who are data-conscious in terms of cost and restricted in internet speeds as well.
Instagram Lite offers the same user interface as the regular app, however, some features are not available, such as IGTV and Reels, to help the user not consume as much data when using the app.
It is also not available to everyone yet. Facebook is only offering Instagram Lite to countries whose internet connections are not as affordable, and who's internet speeds are limited, such as in India.
Facebook obviously wants as many users as possible on their platforms and, having data-heavy apps such as Instagram, will not appeal to data-conscious users. So it makes sense for Facebook to invest in Lite versions of their mobile app social media platforms.
It is still unclear whether Facebook will make Instagram Lite available globally. But, if they do, it could be highly beneficial to both the user and to Facebook.
Take a look at the video below by YouTube channel, Later Clips, on Ever Tried Instagram Lite?