Today saw officially launching YouTube Go app, reimagined to meet the needs of the next generation. The latest YouTube edition already previewed at the recent Google for Nigeria event, which you can download here in Nigeria from the Google Play Store.
According to sources YouTube Go, is designed to meet the current needs of the youth population, which offers easy video downloading, phone-number sign-in, effortless searching, and more effective ways to control data usage.
Speaking on the announcement, Johanna Wright, VP Product Management at YouTube, said:
“YouTube Go has been designed to take into account the challenges faced by YouTube users in countries like Nigeria, such as data cost and connectivity. With YouTube Go, we are making it possible for everyone in Nigeria to be able to discover videos that they love, regardless of their network status or data consumption preferences.”
With more Nigerians coming online every year, and most of them only using their mobiles for internet access, we are working hard to make products that are tailored to Nigerians’ specific needs.
“You can save videos for offline watching, and can choose what resolution video to save – basic quality or standard quality – giving you better control over how you use your precious data.”, he added.
Another features include a home screen that shows personalized recommendations plus trending videos nearby, allowing internet users to watch the latest content that the people around them are watching.
So, what are your thoughts on YouTube Go?