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YouTube Go Officially Launches in Nigeria to Help You Save Data.

YouTube has officially announced that the YouTube Go app previewed at the recent Google for Nigeria event is now available for initial public download in Nigeria.

 
YouTube has been reimagined to meet the needs of the next generation of users in YouTube Go, which is available for initial download in the Google Play Store. YouTube plans to continue to learn from our users to improve the app over time.

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.

Built from the ground up to meet the needs of the growing online youth population, YouTube Go offers easy video downloading, phone-number sign-in, effortless searching, and more effective ways to control data usage.

YouTube Go also features a home screen that shows both personalized recommendations as well as trending and popular videos nearby, allowing users to see the latest content that the people around are watching, upfront. It offers a ‘preview video’ function (a feature that is only available on PC) to make it easier to decide what to watch or download.
Before developing YouTube Go, the YouTube team spent thousands of hours gathering information, conducting interviews, doing testing, and refining the product. The result is YouTube Go, an entirely new YouTube app that is designed to be offline first.
So, would you be downloading this?

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17 comments on “YouTube Go Officially Launches in Nigeria to Help You Save Data.

  1. Yudy says:

    I must commend this effort.

  2. I replaced LinkedIn with LinkedIn lite, but…
    I just downloaded YouTube go, and watched a 9min video for less than 3mb. I am definitely downloading it

  3. femstar says:

    Lovely, no more dont open youtube again it will eat all your data

  4. Covenant Oyetade says:

    I’ve long been dreaming about this. Thank God it’s happening at last.

  5. Fhëm says:

    Just launched? Hav had YouTube go for almost 2 months

    1. Tobi Ayeni says:

      It was launched in India first, so you probably installed the APK file

  6. I can’t read or share comments, can’t find subscribe or unsubscribe button .
    Seems I’ll keep the both of them , YouTube and YouTube Go.

  7. sky says:

    Brilliant. This is a serious breath of fresh air. Constant sleep deprivation and usage of night plan – because using YouTube with normal data is suicide – is beginning to make me look older than my age. Thank you YouTube go

  8. Augustus says:

    It’s about time. Nigerians spend lots of data on YouTube and Facebook videos.

  9. Daredevil says:

    it’s available for some time now. they sent pple to my school, installing the app for students that like 2 to 3 months ago

  10. kenny says:

    This is great, I would definitely check it out, phew, now I can use mobile data to watch youtube.

  11. Mercy says:

    Finallllyyy!

  12. Bolliejay says:

    Finally we can watch movies,tutorials and stream live matches now

  13. Joshua says:

    Though I have vidmate and tube mate… I’ll definitely download it

  14. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, I’VE HAD THE APK WHEN UT WAD FIRST LAUNCHED IN INDIA. I THINK I WILL GET THIS FULL OFFICIAL APP NOW. BUT, WOULDN’T PRECIOUS APP MEMORY BE CONSUMED? CONSIDERING THE FACT THAT THE YOUTUBE APP THAT COMES WITH AN ANDROID PHONE CAN’T BE UNINSTALLED UNLESS YOU ROUTE?…

  15. CChydee says:

    No word on an iOS app?

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