Instagram on Android now works without Internet connection

You can now browse Instagram even when you're offline

The company made this known on Tuesday during its F8 conference-announcing that much of its functionality on the Android version of the app will now be available even without internet connection. The popular image sharing platform now has offline support on Android, but it's understandably very limited. They can also leave comments, like posts, save media or unfollow users. With this support, users will be able to browse through Instagram's preloaded feed and can even like or save posts even without Internet access. Interaction with said posts will also be possible, in the form of likes and comments. This mode will allow Instagram to grow its user base, especially in countries where data is hard to come by, specifically in developing countries in Asia, Africa, South America, etc. More offline features are expected to be rolled out in the coming months. TechCrunch has been told by Instagram that an iOS version is being "explored".

Anything the user does in the app while offline will then be automatically applied once a connection is restored. The next time your phone accesses the internet, Instagram will go back through this history and complete each of those actions. In fact, the features are already rolling out in certain parts of the world. Instagram said that it's going to improve its advertising services to help businesses in converting sales. The same features may make their way to the iOS version eventually, but that rollout hasn't taken place yet. Google Play Music uses artificial intelligence to cache music it believes you will like.

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