How can I use less data on Instagram?

By default, Instagram preloads videos so they start faster whenever possible. If you want to reduce the amount of cellular data the Instagram app uses, you can choose not to have Instagram preload videos over cellular connections. If you choose to use less data, videos may take longer to load over a cellular connection.

To use less data on Instagram:

  1. Go to your profile by tapping
  2. Tap (iOS) or (Android) in the top-right corner and then tap Cellular Data Use
  3. Choose Default or Use Less Data

Choosing to use less data won't affect the way Instagram works when you're using WiFi.

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