Instant Apps on Google Play are already a reality. We tell you all the details. What they are, what they are and how they work.

Google has finally decided to integrate Instant Apps into Google Play, allowing us to test apps before downloading them. We tell you all the details.

What is an Instant App

We’ve been talking about  Instant Apps for a while. For those who do not know what we are talking about, an  Instant App is an application that could be whatever we have installed, but with a small detail.

Not that it has new features, but it has a particularity. They do not need to be installed, just give them to open them to run, as if from a web page they were. Over the past few months, Google has worked hard on this feature, and it seems that it is ready to reach the public.

Instant apps come to Google Play so you can try apps without installing them

Installing applications can sometimes be a frustrating process. After finding an application that you may like, download it (if you do not have WiFi and it is a heavy application this step is a nuisance). After installing it we may like it, or a thousand and one inconveniences can happen.

That the application is not optimized for our mobile, that does not work or that we just do not like it. If it is free we will simply uninstall it, whereas if we have paid for it, we will have to enter the refund process.

The  Instant Apps are the solution to these annoyances, and the feature is coming to Google Play. Once you receive the new update when you go to the menu to purchase an application will appear a new button next to Install called  Test Now. If we click, we can test the application without downloading it. It will waste data if that, but less than a complete installation.

Thanks to Instant Apps, we can try an application without installing it.

Does it work with all applications?

Not all applications are compatible with this function, and for an application to work as an  Instant App, it must be adapted to the system.

Over time, every application that has a minimum quality should work as an  Instant App, but in its official launch on Google Play, there are only six applications that take advantage of it. These are, in particular:

  • Skyscanner.
  • NYTimes-Crosswords.
  • BuzzFeed.
  • Football News.
  • Red Bull TV.
  • ShareTheMeal.

At this time, it is possible that if you open any of these applications you still do not see the button, even if you have the latest version of Google Play installed. This is because Google is activating the function from the server side progressively, so it may take a few days to receive this new feature.