Instagram engineer Hendri said that users will be able to leave comments, save media, and even unfollow people while offline with the newly introduced support, TechCrunch reports. It may be because you're in a rush, or because the idyllic scenery you're shooting is so remote there isn't a data connection.
Facebook says it's making Instagram more usable offline in order to improve the experience for users in countries where there's either unreliable service or limited access to consistent internet connections.
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The way this works is when you're offline, you can still view the preloaded content and several of the app's sections (feed, explore, personal profile, previously visited profiles, etc) and you can interact with them. Apparently 80 percent of Instagram's 600 million users are outside the US. Instagram enjoys a lot of patronage from outside the United States, which explains the company's major reason for introducing offline functionality. Once the internet connectivity is back, all the actions that were done in the offline mode will be executed in the background. The picture-sharing app's recently copied Stories has outperformed Snapchat's-it now has more than 200 million daily users.
For now, there is no mention on whether Instagram Stories will work offline or not. Google Play Music uses artificial intelligence to cache music it believes you will like.