You'll Soon Be Able To Use Instagram Offline

If you're forever on free data, you'll love this.
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Does the idea of being offline scare you? The thought of not being able to scroll, like, and comment on Instagram is enough to set the sweats off, right?

Well, we've got some good news for you—you will soon be able to use Instagram offline.

Yup, you heard right. I said offline.

Instagram's new update will allow you to use the app even when you're stuck somewhere with shitty connection or if you're constantly relying on free data.

The photo-sharing site announced the smashing news at F8 (a conference held by Facebook), and added that they've built support on the app that lets most of their features run without internet service, TechCrunch reports.

An Instagram engineer revealed that you'll be able to view previously loaded versions of the "Explore" tab, in addition to old profiles and content you've loaded before. Then, your actions will process once there's service again.

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But there is some bad news: The update will only be available on Android phones to begin with. BUT someone from Instagram did also tell TechCrunch that they're currently exploring an update for iOS so iPhone users can function without internet, too.


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