Google rolled out Wednesday a version of its YouTube video sharing app that is targeted at users who do not have robust internet connections.
The beta version of the YouTube Go app is available on the Google Play Store in India. It offers data saving features like the ability to preview videos before the user saves and watches, and a choice of resolutions when saving or streaming videos. YouTube has also tried to emphasize the social aspect of the app by letting users share video with others.
The low-bandwidth version app of YouTube has seen many avatars, including YouTube Offline, launched by Google in 2014, which let users download and watch video offline. A variant, Smart Offline, was launched in June with a feature that allowed scheduled saving of videos during times when data is cheaper, such as at nights.