Published: Thu, April 20, 2017
IT&Software | By Jimmie Castillo

Instagram gets offline support for Android users

Instagram gets offline support for Android users

Facebook has announced offline functionality for data-heavy app Instagram on Android, allowing users to use most of its features, even when the internet connection isn't very reliable. People can even like, comment a video or a photo, follow or unfollow the people you visited and even save the media when offline.

In addition, Instagram will also effectively cache certain parts of the app (like commonly viewed profiles, as well as the Explore tab) so that you aren't just staring at a blank screen when you don't have a good connection.

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More than 80% Instagram user live outside the U.S. and a massive chunk live in developing countries, in areas where there are low connectivity options.

Instagram, the picture-focused network of food photographers and budding models, recently learned a new trick: The ability to work offline. The company has already started the testing on Android Beta version of Instagram App, and that lets you know consume and content if there is no connectivity. More will come in the following months, and Instagram says it's exploring an iOS version, TechCrunch reports. The company said they are working on iOS version. Instead of preventing you from liking posts when offline, the app now updates your likes when you're connected to the internet again. In fact, the features are already rolling out in certain parts of the world. Facebook said that as of November, the free connectivity program reaches more than 40 million people. The changes will be synced to Instagram's servers the next time you go online.

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