Instagram Set to Launch "Offline Mode" For Android Smartphone

Instagram Set to Launch

Today at Facebook's F8 developer conference, Instagram has announced a new feature that helps to combat that. Offline mode could be a big boost for time spent in the Instagram app especially for users in emerging markets with spotty internet access. Starting on Android, users will be able to view recently uploaded posts, content in the Explore tab, like photos, unfollow people, and even visit recently viewed users. Once a connection is re-established, the app will simply sync up all of this data. Internet connectivity issues still exist widely out the U.S., and even though Facebook is determined to provide wireless internet access using one of its many solutions to remote areas, those plans are still some way off from fruition. Well, the Instagram Android app gets offline mode.

While using Instagram offline, users will be able to see the content that has been downloaded already in their feeds. The company said they are working on iOS version.

The offline mode also allows for the liking of photos, comments, saving, following and unfollowing.

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Instagram reached a milestone last December when it clocked 600 million monthly active users on its platform. Once the internet connectivity is back, all the actions that were done in the offline mode will be executed in the background.

Instagram has not only copied Stories from Snapchat, it has succeeded in reinventing the feature; attracting millions of people daily.

Instagram for Android will soon offer a pretty handy, new feature.

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