Android Instant Apps gives the Play Store a 'Try Now' button to test and use apps without installing
The trial programs have ended, and the Android Instant Apps Platform initially announced in 2016 is now available for all consumers to use. This platform allows users to tap a “Try Now” button on the Play Store and test out the look, design, and functionality of an application without having to install on their phone.
However, one of the primary intentions of these instant apps is to allow users to access app content without having to install them first. The idea is like using a mobile website but utilizes local Android assets for improved speed and visuals.
Instant Apps aren't created automatically, so they need to be supported by app developers, and at this stage, they are only available for a relatively small number of applications. Surprisingly for a new feature, older versions of Android aren’t left out of the club with Google saying that instant apps will be available to the majority of devices running Android 5.0 (API level 21) and higher.
To start using Android Instant Apps, you must go to ‘Settings > Google > Instant Apps > Switch On > Accept’ and then the “Try Now” button will appear next to the install button on supported apps in the Play Store.