Instagram launches low-data mode
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 11 June 2019: Instagram recently launched a new feature designed to help you continue to enjoy the content you love on Instagram while reducing the amount of data you use on your phone. With this opt-in mode for Android only, you can view your favorite content on Instagram with reduced image loading time, by reducing the amount of data that Instagram uses on your mobile phone.
How It Works: You’ll now have three customizable options when for viewing high-resolution media and pre-loading videos. Go to 'Settings,' then 'Account,' then 'Cellular Data Use” – and then you 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, you’ll be able to choose among three options for how Instagram will show you high-resolution media including 'Never,' 'Wi-Fi Only,' and 'Cellular + Wi-Fi'.
We know that people have different data usage patterns and plans, so our hope with this new feature is to give more people the ability to connect with the people and interests they love on Instagram and 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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