As the number of daily users on Instagram is increasing, the image sharing network is trying to bring different features to members to improve the engagement on the platform. In recent months, the official app for both iOS and Android introduced several features similar to those of Snapchat’s and it seems that the company isn’t slowing down its goals for network’s growth. Recently, the company confirmed to TechCrunch that Instagram is introducing offline features in its Android app that will enable users to use the app even when they are offline.
While sounds interesting, the feature is yet to be rolled out for all users but the company has suggested that all users will get the update in next few days. However, the company is yet to announce a date for possible update for iOS users although the officials confirmed that the feature might make its way to iOS in coming weeks.
The offline feature works similarly to traditional offline activities. For example, if you have the offline feature enabled, you’ll have ability to see the feed, leave comments on other people’s photos as well as see old photos when you don’t have an internet connection. Such features mean that you will have full functionality to use the app even when you are offline.
If you use the offline feature of the Instagram App and start leaving comments, liking any user’s shared photos, unfollowing of following someone, the recipient won’t be able to see your actions until your phone have an active internet connection. When your device gains internet connection or WiFi signal, your action will be applied and other users will be available.
This is an interesting feature to have for an app as given that at times, you might have internet connectivity issues, it’s good that the App has introduced a way to interact with other users even when you are offline.
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