YouTube Now Allows Malaysian Users to Save Videos Offline
Don't you just hate it when while watching a video on YouTube, the video pauses because the streaming speed is slow? Don't you also hate having to stream YouTube videos with your mobile data? Well, Google is aware of this, which is why they are finally giving Malaysian users the option to save their videos offline, simply by downloading them for later viewing.
The option, which seems to only be available for mobile users on the Android and iOS platform, seems to be a bit of a preemptive on Google, as not all people have access to high-speed Internet, or even have data plans or connections that are capable of streaming high definition videos.
"We want to make sure we are making YouTube as enjoyable as possible for our growing base of mobile users in Malaysia. By launching a new offline feature for YouTube, we hope to help people move past the challenges of data connection, speed and cost to enjoy a smooth, buffer-free version of YouTube," said John Harding, Vice President of Engineering, YouTube.
To save a video for offline playback, users simply need to tap on the offline icon that appears just below the video, and then choose the video quality that they would like to save for later viewing. Be advised, however, that once you download it, you'll only be able watch it offline for a period of only 48 hours.
You can now download YouTube videos for later viewing in Malaysia.