Ape uses smartphone to scroll Instagram, goes viral

Footage of an ape using a smartphone while curiously scrolling through Instagram shows the phrase ‘even a monkey can do it’ might be a little dated.

The video quickly went viral after being uploaded to Reddit this morning with users saying it could be used to persuade their older relatives to try a smartphone.

The ape can be seen navigating the app quite well, clicking on photos, profiles and watching videos.

The reaction to the footage showed it’s also pretty great at fishing for likes.

The video comes one month after separate footage was shared of another chimp doing the same thing.

Some viewers were startled by the intelligence of the monkeys saying it could be prophetic of a Planet of the Apes like clash with humans in future.

Most didn’t go that apes**t and simply enjoyed watching a primate do something pretty amazing.

In the latest minute-long video, the ape seemed more interested in looking at pictures and videos that had monkeys in them.

In 2015 a study on apes’ memory skills showed that they were more interested in watching film scenes that had people dressed as King Kong in them, compared to scenes with no King Kong or primate-like figure.

This story originally appeared in news.com.au.