What are Google Instant Apps? And How Are They Different from Usual Apps?

Agree or not, Google has given us the best ever technological gifts so far. Be it our uber cool buddy Google home or Google Fit App to keep a hawk’s eye on our health condition, this one name ‘Google’ has never failed to amaze us with its unbeatable charm.

Just like any other year, again Google has come up with a brand-new concept advertising invention and convenience within one product. Excited to know what is that? Well, then you need to stick to us for a bit longer.

Google & It’s New Concept-

In 2015, Google has launched the concept of Instant Apps which can be viewed & experienced for real via Google Play Store easily. However, as for now, the instant app functioning may work for a couple of apps but Google is still working on it to improvise your experience of enjoying your favourite apps.

Thinking what is an instant app exactly? And how is it different from other ones, here is something to put your curiosity on rest.

What are Instant Apps?

These apps are a perfect solution for people who are restless. With this invention Google has made us free from the hassle of downloading preferred applications, on top of this, the instant app concept can help you all save memory on your device too.  These apps are no less than a revolution in the technological industry inspiring us all to think differently and experience differently.

Instant apps are basically those native android apps which can be viewed, accessed without having to download them on your smartphone. In order to access such apps, all you need is to click on the app icon or link via Google Play Store and surf it for as long as you want. And the best thing about an instant app is, it disappears from your phone as soon as you exit it. In order to use it again, you may need to go to the Google Play Store, click on the given icon. There isn’t any shortcut to use instant apps.

Other leverages of going for Google Instant Apps instead of the ordinary version-

  • These apps quicker than the usual ones
  • Provides a hassle-free experience in no time
  • Simply high on the performance scale
  • Real-time user interface
  • Comes with complete functioning as the original ones

Does it acquire any space in my smartphone?

If you are one of those who has been fighting with your device storage issues and hunting out for new ways to save more and more space in your phone then you are going to love instant apps for endless reasons. Why? Well, because instant apps won’t ask you for any space in your mobile phone. Use it for as long as you want and it will vanish from your phone memory the next moment. Isn’t it great!

Does it work offline too?

If the mania of saving your data pack is still on your head, you must be finding out the answer to it right after reading the title of this article. As instant apps are next-gen solution giving you leverages like quicker assistance than ever before, better performance; all it asks for strong internet connection in return.

Are there any drawbacks of instant apps?

There are no such limitations, as it can give you the access to sign up, shop, order food, or to several other things as the ordinary apps do. Yes, for specific apps, you may not be able to unlock all the features as long as you do not go for the downloadable app of the same. But this condition is not applicable for every app with instant app feature.

Are these apps safe to use?

Undoubtedly, apart from helping us in million ways, the internet is a strong reason behind malfunction activities increasing the fear of infecting devices and stored files in it. Therefore, most of you maybe getting worried if these instant apps are going to add more this fear or not. Well, in that case, the clear answer is instant apps are completely safe to be accessed and enjoyed.

How to use instant apps?

Getting an instant app on your device is not any rocket science for sure. To experience how it looks like or how it works, all you need is-

  1. Click on the Google Play Store icon
  2. Go for a particular app you want to experience
  3. There will be a ‘Try Now’ button
  4. Click on it
  5. This will take you to the instant app version

Instant apps are compatible with which phone & version?

These apps are fully compatible on Android smartphones however the OS version may vary. If you have Jelly Bean or an upgraded version, you can enjoy instant apps without facing any issue.

Any application setup required for instant apps?

Yes, it is a compulsion with a few of the Android smartphones. In case, you are not able to see the instant app icon on your Google Play Store, all you need is to visit the settings of your phone, enable the instant app and then you can see the instant app icon on your Google account. In case, you are still not able to see it, then try with upgrading the operating system version of your smartphone.

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