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Instagram Announces New Data-saving Feature on Android

The data-saver feature would be available globally for Android users and would roll out slowly over the course of a week, Instagram said

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To ensure uninterrupted functioning of the app in areas of low networks, Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram on Tuesday announced a data-saver feature for Android users.

The feature would neither pre-load videos nor download high-resolution images, unless the user chooses, giving people the ability to control their data usage on Instagram and increase the speed for loading images.

“With this data saver feature, we’re hoping for an uninterrupted Instagram experience in slow network areas, which in turn will increase people’s interactions with their friends and family,” Manish Chopra, Director and Head of Partnerships, Facebook India, said in a statement.

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Chiara Valenzano, right, photographs her food as she has lunch with her friend Giulia Terranova at the ‘This is not a Sushi bar’ restaurant, in Milan, Italy, Oct. 16, 2018. At the restaurant, payment can be made according to the number of Instagram followers one has. VOA

The feature has been added as part of the app settings under the “account” and “cellular data use” option.

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The data-saver feature would be available globally for Android users and would roll out slowly over the course of a week, Instagram said. (IANS)

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Instagram All-Set To Begin ‘Hide Like Counts’ for US Users

The social media network earlier said that the initiative aims to remove pressure on users who are concerned about the reach of their posts and impressions

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Instagram has been running tests where it hides like counts on posts in Canada, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Australia, and New Zealand. Pixabay

Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram is set to test ‘hide like counts’ for some US users as early as next week.

The announcement was made by Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri at a Wired event in San Francisco on Friday, The Verge reported.

The social media network earlier said that the initiative aims to remove pressure on users who are concerned about the reach of their posts and impressions.

“We want people to worry a little bit less about how many likes they’re getting on Instagram and spend more time connecting with the people that they care about,” Mosseri said during a conference in California, back in April.

Instagram has been running tests where it hides like counts on posts in Canada, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Australia, and New Zealand.

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Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram is set to test ‘hide like counts’ for some US users as early as next week. Pixabay

Additionally, Facebook is also running a test of hiding like counts in Australia.

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“We are running a limited test where like, reaction and video view counts are made private across Facebook,” a spokesperson of this social media platform said at the time. (IANS)