The 80% of instagram’s users are 600 millio users outside the US, so it needed a way to provide a better experience for users with limited network connectivity or no data plan.
At F8,Instagram announced it’S features without Internet access.
Much of this functionality is now available on Android,which is the preferred device type in the developing world.More will come in the following months.
Instagram engineer Hendri says offline users will be able to see content previously loaded in Instagram’s feed. People can leave comments,like things,save media,or unfollow people all which will go through when they reconnect .
This could help Instagram grow in developing nations where the data is either too expensive for everyone to afford,or there aren’t omnipresent or stable data connectons.