Earlier this year, Google released its data-saving version of YouTube app, ‘YouTube Go.’ The app since its first appearance has been in beta, but it was finally available to download a complete package later last month.
YouTube Go is a super-lightweight version of the YouTube app tailored for developing countries. It lets you download videos in varying qualities, and then send the files to nearby friends over Bluetooth.
When you tap on any video to view, the app asks if you instead want to download it. Videos are available in three resolutions “basic quality,” “standard quality” and “high quality.”
YouTube Go is not available in the Play Store in all regions just yet — its Play Store description has some Hindi, alongside a fair bit of emoji and an English description — but you can download the apk file to get your hands on it. Once installed, it’ll ask you to verify your phone number.