TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Facebook is working on a way to make Instagram work offline on Android devices. This was announced at the Facebook`s F8 developer conference on Tuesday, April 18, titled Building Offline Experiences for Instagram.
A software engineer described the new offline mode for Android said that 80 percent of Instagram's users are outside of the United States. Most of them are living in emerging countries where internet connections for cellular devices are working slower.
For people living in low-bandwidth regions, Instagram has begun testing for offline experiences, which will allow users to consume and engage with content, even if they do not have internet service.
The offline mode may feature liking, commenting, visiting profiles, unfollowing, as well as exploring.
The feature is now being tested on Android, and the iOS is likely to follow. The offline mode is expected to increase the amount of time the users spend on the Instagram app, especially those living in countries with minimum internet access.
MASHABLE | ERWIN Z