Android Instant Apps Start to Roll Out

Few weeks earlier, Google announced that it will begin a limited test of its Android Instant Apps platform. And as of now, some of the apps are now available for a number of smartphone users who can use the apps without downloading and installing the apps in their devices.

This idea was first announced back in Google I/O 2016 to keep the downloaded files’ sizes to minimum. As a result, the Google Play Store downloads only enough code for the Android Instant App to run on the device. You can find these apps in web-based search results without the need to go directly to the Play Store.

According to a recent reports by 9to5Google, some owners of Google’s Nexus and Pixel phones running on Android Nougat are able to use the new feature by going to their phone’s settings to activate the Instant Apps support. In order to enable it, go into the device settings, afterwards, navigate to Personal option and scroll down until you see and tap on the Google selection. If your device is updated, when you go to the Services heading, you’ll notice an option for Instant Apps. Tap on the toggle and the service will turn on after you agree with the terms of service.

As of now, Google has a small amount of instant apps including BuzzFeed, Wish, Periscope and Viki. In future if the test is successful, the company is likely to expand the service to include more apps from the playstore.

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