YouTube has launched an offline version of its app to its viewers in developing countries across the globe where internet connectivity is still a challenge.
The new app has a unique feature and design that allows YouTube users to download and save content they want offline giving options over quality and file size. The app also allows for local sharing with nearby users without using any data.
According to blog post from the company’s official website, YouTube Go was created to be relatable with fresh and relevant video recommendations tailored to viewers preferences; the app is designed to be offline first and improve the experience of watching videos on a slower network; it gives you more control over data usage by providing choice and transparency into the amount of data spent on streaming or saving videos. And finally, it’s social allowing you to share videos quickly and easily with friends nearby.
YouTube Go has now become available across Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. In coming weeks, it will also arrive in Senegal and Uganda. Given that it is intended for developing countries where majority of the devices are on Android, the app is available on Android devices only and not in the other operating systems.