Instagram launches low-data mode
June 12, 2019 | 3:59 PM
by Times News Service
You can now browse Instagram without using too much data.

Muscat: Browsing content on Instagram will now get easier. The photo and video sharing platform recently launched a new feature designed to help the audience enjoy the content on Instagram, while reducing the amount of data people use on their phone.

With this opt-in mode for Android only, people can now view their favourite content on Instagram with reduced image loading time, by reducing the amount of data that Instagram uses on their mobile phone.

Here is how it works: People now have three customisable options when viewing high-resolution media and pre-loading videos. Go to Settings > Account > Cellular Data Use – and then people will be able to turn this setting on, which will prevent the loading of videos and high-resolution media in advance. Once this setting is enabled, users will be able to choose among three options for how Instagram will show users high-resolution media including ‘Never,' 'Wi-Fi Only,' and 'Cellular + Wi-Fi'.

Instagram took this step keeping in mind that people have different data usage patterns and plans, and their hope with this new feature is to give more people the ability to connect with the people and interests they love on Instagram.

This move will provide an uninterrupted Instagram browsing experience to people in slow internet areas, while using less data. This feature will be globally available on Android in the coming days.

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