Youtube Go app was announced by Google, celebrating its 18th anniversary last year in September. The interesting app dedicated mainly for Youtube users in India, lets you watch, preview and share videos offline. As connectivity concerns are still prevalent in India and other developing nations, Youtube Go would help users save on their data. The app is now listed on Google Play and currently states ‘unreleased’. Also Read - YouTube Suspends US President Donald Trump’s Channel for at Least Seven Days
An ‘unreleased’ version of app can be installed, thought it might not be unstable on the devices. Few bugs or app crash are normal on unreleased apps, as it is still being developed. The Youtube Go app description on Google Play reads ‘ A brand new app to download, enjoy and share videos…bina data udae! The app is touted as data saver and official website also says, ‘Maze Udao, Data nahin’. Though ‘unreleased’, users can download the Youtube Go app and watch or share videos offline. Also Read - KGF 2 Teaser Sets Big YouTube Record: Yash Starrer Gets Over 130 Million Views And 6.6 Likes
Youtube Go v 0.26.67 comes with an install size of 6.77 MB, and app size of 8.5 MB and runs on Android Jellybean 4.1 and above. Onece the app is installed, users need to perform basic setup such as language and location preferences. Youtube Go app save and manages data in more than one ways, letting users preview Youtube videos from the thumbnail and giving different download size options for HD and SD quality videos. Once downloaded, offline video can be accessed from ‘Saved’ column in the app. Also Read - TikTok Highest Grossing App of 2020 Despite Ban, Followed by Tinder, Youtube; Netflix 10th
The ‘Saved’ videos can then be shared with other Youtube Go users over Bluetooth via in-app interface. Once the video is received on the other end, a 15KB “Internet security check” allows the video to be played, Google says. Now that an ‘unreleased’ version has been listed on Google Play store, the company might roll out public versions in upcoming weeks.
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Also, this week Youtube announced a new feature to its main app for mobile devices, which would let Youtuber or creators start live streaming directly from the app. The feature is currently rolled out to creators with more than 10,000 subscribers only and is expected to rolled out all, soon.