Bid your farewell to Youtube Go. YouTube has announced that it would be pulling down its lite version.
The company made it clear that terminating YouTube Go will enable users enjoy improvements made to the main app.
An excerpt from the blogpost that detailed the announcement reads,
“When we launched YouTube Go in 2016, it was designed for viewers in locations where connectivity, data prices, and low-end devices prevented us from delivering the best experience in the main YouTube app. Since then, YouTube has invested in improvements to the main YouTube app that make it perform better in these environments, while also delivering a better user experience which is inclusive of our entire community.”
Mainly available to android users, YouTube Go was first introduced in areas like India and Indonesia where users struggled to access the main app due to slow network and high data prices.
The lite version allowed users download videos to view offline as well as the ability to reduce the quality of videos by adjusting the MB.
With consistent upgrades made to the app, users are now able to efficiently run YouTube slower networks with plans already in motion to help people with limited data.
Youtube Go was a fun and cheaper alternative to Youtube but let’s not forget the numerous benefits the latter offers.