During Facebook’s F8 conference yesterday, the company shared a new feature for Instagram, it’s still-growing-like-crazy image sharing platform, that could allow its continued growth into additional areas of the world, specifically those without proper data connections. Instagram on Android is getting (already has?) an offline mode.
An Instagram engineer explained that most of its offline functionality is actually already available on Android, but the goal is to allow users to see content in the Instagram feed that has previously loaded, leave comments, like items, save media, and even unfollow people. While none of that would happen in real-time without a connection, it certainly will once the person’s device connects to data again.
Sure, most of the people that visit this site don’t necessarily care about an Instagram offline mode, but this is huge globally for those areas that lack our kinds of connectivity. Or you know, maybe you’ll go camping one day and need to get in some fresh, fresh likes.