Instagram on Android is gaining a nifty new feature. The popular image sharing platform now has offline support on Android, but it's understandably very limited. Users will be able to see profiles visited previously and all those posts that were already downloaded.
Facebook said 80 percent of its users are outside the US and many lack access to a stable internet connection.
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For now, there is no mention on whether Instagram Stories will work offline or not.
In the meantime, Instagram is rolling out support for offline functions that will allow the user to make comments, save media, unfollow other users, and like things on Instagram without needing an active internet connection. So, for example, you could like a photo and leave a comment on it, put the phone back in your pocket, and both interactions will be applied to the photo once the phone picks up a data signal again. More offline features are expected to be rolled out in the coming months. The upgraded Instagram app, by comparison, taps a cache - if you open a section (like your feed, Explore, or Instagram profiles) of the app, it will store the newest photos in that section on your device. All these changes will be applied once the Internet connection has been restored. 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. Instagram said that it's going to improve its advertising services to help businesses in converting sales. The changes will be synced to Instagram's servers the next time you go online.