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Android Instant Apps now open to developers

Android Instant Apps now open to developers
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Cupertino, California: Android Instant Apps are now available on 500 million devices running Android 6.0+, across every country where Google Play operates. The apps now can be used without installing them.

Google had announced the news in a blog post. These Apps give a user the option to run a particular app without installing it from the Play Store.

At this year’s Google I/O, the company launched Instant Apps for the public and has ever since been expanding the portfolio with apps that support it. Android Apps bring the native experience of an app to the user without them installing it. Google says that the service for these Apps is available starting today in different countries, reports Gizmodo India.

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Along with the announcement, Google also shared some statistics of the apps that already support Instant Apps. Vimeo currently saw an increased session duration by 130%, while US based Jet which is a shopping portal saw up to 27 percent conversion rate. Even NYTimes Crosswords saw twice the number of sessions per user through the Instant App.

To activate the service on your smartphone running Android 6.0+, users will have to opt in for the support. Go to Settings and tap Google from the list. Under Services section, tap on Instant Apps which will open up a screen with a slider on top-left. Turn Instant Apps On by moving the slider after which you will have to accept the “opt-in message”.

All the Instant Apps you use will show up in this section. Android Instant Apps currently have more than 50 apps that support the features.