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.

To use less data on Instagram:

  1. Go to your profile and tap .
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Cellular Data Use.
  4. Next to Use Less Data, tap to toggle on (iOS) or tap Default/Use Less Data (Android).

If you choose to use less data, videos may take longer to load over a cellular connection. Choosing to use less data won't affect the way Instagram works when you're using WiFi.

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