Instagram announced on Tuesday that android users would now be able to use the photo-sharing app offline. You will still be able to leave comments, like posts, save posts (although putting them into the new collections feature wasn't mentioned), and even unfollow people.
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. Interaction with said posts will also be possible, in the form of likes and comments.
This new Instagram development is particularly useful when you are online in areas where the Internet access is unreliable. While Snapchat seems to have forgotten about the developing world, Instagram knows everyone everywhere wants visual communication.
Instagram users in regions where internet connectivity is low will now be able to access the services even while offline.
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But at the same time I think we can do a much better job making sure that he doesn't get to play his game as much as he wants to. Two goals by Mike Hoffman and Derick Brassard's second of the playoffs on Tuukka Rask had given the Senators a 3-0 lead.
Many, possibly most, of the offline features are said to be available in the Android version of Instagram now, and the rest will follow over the coming months. All these changes will be applied once the Internet connection has been restored. The developers during the event added that they are working on bringing the same offline to iOS platform in due time.
The engineering gymnastics required to do this could help Instagram grow in developing nations where data is either too expensive for everyone to afford, or there aren't omnipresent or stable data connections.
It's approach the social network took a year ago when it released a slimmed-down version of the Facebook app - Facebook Lite for low-powered devices.