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Instagram Gets Offline Mode on Android

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Instagram Gets Offline Mode

In upcoming Instagram Update, the company will bring some new features for its users. Earlier, Instagram has announced a feature to save posts for later view. For all those who want to save posts can bookmark those posts. But now Instagram Gets Offline Mode. It means if you are not connected to internet, you can still like, comments and save posts. Currently, this feature is only available for Android users. iOS users have to wait to get this update.

Instagram Gets Offline Mode on Android

Offline users will be able to “Like” posts, leave comments, save media and unfollow people. When users connect to the internet, all of which will be processed. They will also be able to view content previously loaded in their Instagram feed, profiles they’ve previously visited, older versions of their own profile and the Explore tab.

See Also: Instagram Stories Overtakes Snapchat with 200 Million Daily Active Users

This announcement comes in the F8 event. According to it:

“Instagram’s mission is to help people connect through shared experiences. 80 percent of the community is outside of the US, and as our platform grows, Instagram must perform across an increasing variety of devices and networks to keep people connected. For people in low-bandwidth regions, we’ve begun testing offline experiences that keep the Instagram experience consistent and let people consume and engage with content, even if they don’t have service. In this talk we’ll introduce some of our initial explorations into offline features, and share learnings you can apply to your own apps.”

Instagram has already started testing offline experiences. Android users will be first one to get this update. iOS users still need to wait but not much. Due to its trendy “stories” feature, Instagram’s followers are increasing day by day. Now Instagram Stories Overtakes Snapchat with 200 Million Daily Active Users.

According to Instagram, over 200 million people are using the Stories feature on a daily basis. Where as, its rival app, Snapchat, has 161 Million active users. Moreover, over 600 million total Instagram users are uploading or checking out Stories. Surely, it is a bad news for Snapchat as its rival app is getting more popular as compared to it.

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