Good news for Instagram users as the popular social networking app introduces offline mode, only available on Android phones for now. The announcement, which is the company’s way of providing better user experience for people from countries with limited internet access, was made yesterday at F8, Facebook’s annual global developer conference.
Instagram said this new offline mode works by downloading content over a data connection when you’re online and then storing them so they’re available when you no longer have access to the internet.
Offline users will be able to see content, leave comments, Like and save media, or unfollow people — all of which will go through when they reconnect. Profiles they’ve visited before will be visible, as will old versions of the Explore tab or their own profile.
Pretty awesome stuff.