It looks like India will be getting a huge treat from Google soon as it today announced to bring offline YouTube in the coming few weeks in the sub-continent. The company announced the development at the Android One smartphone launches event that took place in Delhi, India today.
Offline YouTube would mean that Google would allow users on data network to watch the videos over and over again without having to bother about data charges and additionally also allow users to save them as well. The news came from company executive Ceaser Sengupta.
This basically means that users will soon be able to download and save videos and watch them later without burning their data packs.
He also said, "Within the coming few weeks, much of YouTube will be available offline in India. This is huge, and our users will really, really like this. You can download a video once, save it to your phone, and watch it again and again."
According to Google, around 40% of traffic on YouTube now comes from mobile phones and tablets in India. However, it is not clear when exactly the feature will be launched and whether it will be restricted to only India or will expand to other countries as well.
So far Google has not spoken about how it will bring the revenue from the offline feature on YouTube.
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