Data saver mode, in an official Instagram statement on Wednesday, is specifically designed for developing countries that have limited internet access and speed.
The Ookla Speedtest Global Index data in April 2019 shows Indonesia is ranked 123 out of 138 countries surveyed, with an average cellular network connection speed of 10.44MBps. Meanwhile, the average internet speed of the world reaches 26.96MBps.
When data saver mode is activated, it does not automatically preview high resolution videos and photos. Users are given the freedom to regulate the use of the Internet to speed up loading photos.
Using Instagram’s Data Saver Feature
To use this mode, users can visit “settings”, then select “account” and “cellular data settings”. Swipe right to activate “data saver mode”.
Instagram provides three options for saving data, which will affect the resolution of the images and videos that appear on the Feed page.
If you select “never”, it will not display high-resolution photos and videos.
The “WiFi only” option will display high resolution media when connected to WiFi. The last option, “cellular and WiFi”, it will display high resolution media when the user’s device is connected to cellular and WiFi data.
The data saver mode will gradually be launched on June 5 and is available globally for Android, there is no information when this feature is available for iOS.