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Instagram updates app with data saving feature

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Administrators of the popular social media community, Instagram, have announced the addition of a new feature to the platform.

The new update is said to have been created in a bid to help users reduce the amount of data they consume while navigating through Instagram.

With its opt-in mode, Instagram users who have low budget data plans would be able to surf for as long as they wish since they must have made a choice between viewing high-resolution images or lower ones.

Apart from images, users would also be able to customize the quality of videos they view on the platform as well.

Instagram updates app with data saving feature

Instagram stated that the new feature will be activated with these guidelines:

“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 others and interests while we provide an uninterrupted browsing experience.”

The update is set to be rolled out within the next couple of days.

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