Google comes at the help of their users again with the new Instant Apps feature. They aim to improve the user experience and keep their phones clean by allowing people to access certain apps without having to download them first. This keeps you only one tap away from enjoying the experience of an app, and it saves time and space.
Let’s say that a friend wants to show you something which can be accessed using an app you don’t have installed. Usually, the link would have directed you to a website, or it could have advised you to download the app.
You can forget about this, as the new feature will open the link directly in the app. You don’t have to worry that you don’t have the app installed, as there’s no need for it. Instant Apps downloads only the necessary data to open the link.
- Opening links without having the corresponding app installed
- Users are spared of wasting precious time and space
- More apps are expected to be adapted for the Instant Apps feature
How is that good for you? First of all, it saves you a lot of time, as you are no longer required to manually download and install the app. Then, it saves space, as you no longer have to gather bulky apps in your smartphone which you barely use.
Instant Apps will greatly improve the user experience. In fact, they might not even notice that something changed. Google plan to roll out this feature automatically. What will change will be a special indicative in Play Store informing the users if the app is supported or not by Instant Apps.
The developers have already started testing the feature, but it might soon come to all users. Unfortunately, there are not many apps compatible with this feature. They include BuzzFeed, Medium, Hotel Tonight, Zumper, or Disney. However, Instant Apps is a true innovation, and many developers are expected to start adapting their apps for this feature.
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