New Delhi: The music and video streaming app, YouTube for Android users has surpassed a whopping 10 billion downloads on the Google Play Store, reports news agency IANS. With improving global internet speed, introduction of 4G devices and increasing access to smartphones/tablets, video streaming has exploded in popularity over the past decade, according to 9To5Google. As the largest and most well-known streaming platform globally, it was always likely that YouTube would become the first “proper” user-facing Android app to hit such a download milestone on the Play Store, it added.Also Read - How Michiyo Tsujimura's Discovery Of Vitamin C in Green Tea Helped Popularise It As Health Drink

Given that the app comes pre-installed on almost all devices, it is marginally bolstered and could even include some activations from back before the Play Store even existed. The company recently rolled out a new tool — “Super Thanks” — that will let users tip their favourite creators on the platform. This new feature gives the creators yet another way to earn money while also allowing them to strengthen their relationships with the viewers. Also Read - Google Search Soon to Get Dark Theme on Desktop | Follow Step-by-Step Guide Here

Fans watching YouTube videos can now purchase Super Thanks to express their gratitude and show support to the content creators. They will see an animated GIF and, as a bonus, get a distinct, colorful comment to highlight their purchase, which the creators can respond to. Also Read - Jio Phone Next Launch Delayed: Affordable Smartphone By Reliance, Google May Be Available By This Date

(Based on IANS inputs)