Instagram is introducing offline features in its Android app that will enable users to in some way utilize the service without an Internet connection.
The offline mode features go beyond just saving a draft or queueing up a photo at the top of the feed, which the app already let users do when they tried to post with poor service. They will also be able to like posts, leave comments, save media or unfollow people. While none of that would happen in real-time without a connection, it certainly will once the person's device connects to data again.
At the F8 event, the company confirmed that users will be able to use nearly all of its features except for some without an internet connection.
With the increase in the number of monthly active users, Instagram seems to have made a decision to follow the footprints of the Facebook app.
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Users will also be able to view profiles they have previously visited in the offline mode and posts that were loaded in the Explore tab. If you are wondering how it works, its pretty simple- when your device gets access to the Internet after being offline, all the actions done by you will then be registered in the background. Instagram enjoys a lot of patronage from outside the United States, which explains the company's major reason for introducing offline functionality.
Currently, Instagram downloads images on the fly - when you launch the app on your phone, tablet, or computer, it queries Facebook's servers for new content.
For now, there is no mention on whether Instagram Stories will work offline or not. The picture-sharing app's recently copied Stories has outperformed Snapchat's-it now has more than 200 million daily users.