Facebook unveiled Instagram Offline Mode at F8 Developer Conference

The Facebook F8 Conference held days ago revealed the company is working on equipping its platform insomuch developers will be able to build third-party apps with inbuilt camera support. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO in his words said the company is “making the camera the first augmented reality platform,”

Although Facebook seems to have included the Camera features for a while now, but the Instagram Offline mode is one of the new features also unveiled at the Conference. you’d recall Mark has been equipping the platform with several Snapchat inspired features

The Instagram Offline mode on the other hand will use some high level caching system to save your most view profiles and Explore tab, making it possible for you to navigate round the app to an extent even when you offline and as well view those saved profiles

Of course the app does require internet, but the sole objective of the new Instagram’s offline mode feature is to allow users in countries with poor internet explore the photo sharing application despite their poor network coverage

Other excepted features announced at the F8 Developer Conference includes :

  • Games and graphics that adapt to real-world settings (virtual fish can swim around your cereal bowl, for example)
  • Real-time effects can now be applied to photos or videos, changing your entire outfit, facial hair, or other accessories
  • Leave location-based virtual notes tied to a very precise location, such as notes on the refrigerator or comments left next to a restaurant menu to let friends know which items you recommend even when you’re not there
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Although the offline mode is yet to be rolled out to all all Android phones and iPhones, it however has started rolling out in some countries, and of course should hit yours in no time. In other news, Facebook has also launched its beta version of its new developer tools.

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