Instagram Gets Offline Mode for Android App

Posted April 20, 2017

At the annual developer conference of Facebook in San Jose, the company announced an interesting feature that the Instagram users were craving for. Interaction with said posts will also be possible, in the form of likes and comments.

If you are wondering how it works, when your device gets access to Internet after being offline, all the actions done by you will then be registered in the background.

Instagram has not only copied Stories from Snapchat, it has succeeded in reinventing the feature; attracting millions of people daily. Instagram is testing offline mode in regions with limited bandwidth to make the app more approachable and adapted to the demands of users there. Instead of preventing you from liking posts when offline, the app now updates your likes when you're connected to the internet again. This preloaded content is available on the main Instagram feed, explore tab, your profile and those profiles that have been recently looked at.

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The offline mode for iOS will be added later on. As this feature has seemingly been developed for users in developing countries where network connection is still not seamless, it is likely to receive a positive response in India where this particular kind of features have earlier been appreciated by users.

It's approach the social network took past year when it released a slimmed-down version of the Facebook app - Facebook Lite for low-powered devices. Facebook said that as of November, the free connectivity program reaches more than 40 million people. Google Play Music uses artificial intelligence to cache music it believes you will like.