Instagram today rolled out a new update for its Windows 10 users, with Multiple Photo and Videos sending options along with disappearing Photos and Videos. The team has also rolled out a new update for its Instagram app on Android.
The Team has rolled out an Offline Mode option which is currently rolling out to all Android Users and the team is working on bringing the same option to iOS Users and hopefully later to Windows 10 users.
With the Instagram App now more popular than Snapchat, the team is constantly working on improving its application on all platforms. Earlier Facebook at its F8 Developer Conference had announced that it is working on bringing some new features to its Instagram App on all platforms.
For the new offline mode to work, users would need to open a section of the app and it will keep the latest version of it stored on the device. If the section is revisited without Internet the app will display the preloaded content. This option basically works with various parts of the app including the feed, explore section and even profiles that were previously visited.
Users can also leave comment, like, save, follow and unfollow without an Internet Connection. The app will simply queue these actions to perform as soon as a connection to the Internet is restored.
The first time a user performs an action while offline, the app displays a message explaining how the offline interactions work. This feature is already live for the Android app, but Instagram did mention that it’s exploring the possibility of bringing it to the iOS app as well.
The main idea behind Instagram rolling out the Offline mode is because 80% of its users are outside the US and many of them lack access to a stable or affordable connection to the Internet. This feature will help such users not only access the service but also interact with it, despite the woes of a dodgy connection.
The latest update to the Instagram app is live and our Android users can get it by clicking the below Playstore link.