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Pinterest Launches Lite App To Save You Time, Data And Storage Space
By Thanussha Priyah, 10 Oct 2019
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On Monday, Pinterest introduced a basic version that promises a faster download and takes up considerably less storage space in smartphones.
The Pinterest Lite app was previously available on Google Play but was removed one year ago.
In a post published on Pinterest’s Engineering blog last year, the company shared that the app was in the works for a while in hopes of improving the platform’s mobile web experience.
According to TechCrunch, the Lite app will be most beneficial to users residing in low-bandwidth areas and to those with limited data plans.
Pinterest Lite is now available to Android users in select countries like Peru, Argentina, Colombia, Chile and Mexico, and has a file size of just 1.4MB. In contrast, the full-featured Pinterest app on iOS is 100 times the file size at 143.1MB.
Other companies have also created ‘Lite’ versions of their applications for emerging markets. Besides Pinterest, Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Spotify, Twitter, Tinder and more have also launched minimal versions of their apps.
Screenshot via Google Play Store
[via TechCrunch, images via various sources]
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