Android Instant Apps feature is rolling out to selected users. Here’s how to enable Android Instant Apps and use it?
At Google I/O 2016, Google has introduced new feature coming to Android called Instant Apps. As the name implies, Instant Apps allow the users to access a cloud-based version of the app without having to install it on your Android Smartphone. This feature comes in handy to the users as they can try out the app before installing it on their device. Companies and app developers can setup the app demo of their full version so that users can try out the full version before actually purchasing it from Play Store.
According to Android Authority, Google has finally started rolling out this feature to selected number of users at the moment and the mass roll out will be seen soon, once the testing is done. Currently, users with Nexus 6P, Pixel & Pixel XL running Android 7.0 gaining support for Instant apps and other devices will see the support in the near future.
To know whether your Android device has access to Instant Apps, follow the instructions listed below.
How to Enable Instant Apps on Android Device:
Step 1: Go to your phone Settings.
Step 2: Scroll down and tap on Google under Personal Category.
Step 3: Under Services Category, select Instant Apps.
Step 4: Tap on the toggle at the top right corner to enable Instant Apps feature.
Step 5: Read & Agree with the Terms of Services.
That’s it now you have successfully enabled Android Instant Apps on your device.
Note: If Instant Apps option is missing on your device then your device is not yet supported by this feature.
As of now the list of supported apps is short with only Wish, Viki, Buzzfeed, and Periscope. The support for more apps will be added in the coming days.
How to use Android Instant Apps:
Step 1: On your Android device, perform a Google search of one of the supported apps.
Step 2: Scroll down and tap on the app listing with the Instant word (as shown in the picture).
Step 3: Tap on the Open app.
Once the app opens you can use it just like the way you do with any other Android app installed on your device. This way you can also access your account, browse products, and place an order etc. without installing the app to your phone.
After trying out the app, if you wish to download it to your device, then just tap on three vertical dots at the top right corner or just press the Menu button and choose View on Google Play.
This is how we can enable and use Android Instant Apps feature on Android. Have you been able to use this feature on your device? If so, share your thoughts in the comment section below.
Source & Image Credits: Android Authority