Instagram , The popular photo sharing app is now testing some function that can work online in areas that have slow internet connection. The news is based on the agenda of Facebook’s f8 event. It is important to know that one of the session at F8 deals with “building offline experiences for Instagram”. The social media company said it is continuously testing online experience that test the boundaries of user experience.
It is unclear at this moment how the features will work and how they would function offline. Instagram has over 600 Million users and it is a part of Facebook which bought it in 2012 for 1 billion $ which recently took steps to introduce Facebook lite in those countries in which the broadband speed is low and connectivity is only available in urban areas, Instagram issued the following statement.
“Instagram’s mission is to help people connect through shared experiences. 80 percent of the community is outside of the U.S., and as our platform grows, Instagram must perform across an increasing variety of devices and networks to keep people connected. For people in low-bandwidth regions, we’ve begun testing offline experiences that keep the Instagram experience consistent and let people consume and engage with content, even if they don’t have service. In this talk we’ll introduce some of our initial explorations into offline features, and share learnings you can apply to your own apps”.