Social Media: YouTube Go Makes Debut in Nigeria

YouTube Go Launched in Nigeria to make media consumption a breeze for devices with limited hardware.

YouTube Go Launched in Nigeria to make media consumption a breeze for devices with limited hardware.

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

YouTube Go is an app designed to help users manage their data in such a way that they can control the amount of data usage while downloading or browsing online, and was specifically designed for emerging markets, Nigeria inclusive.

The app is being launched 12 years after YouTube app was launched in May 2005, and has since then become the world’s most popular online video community allowing billions of people to discover, watch and share video.

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 its users to improve the app over time.

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

The app also features a home screen that shows both personalised 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 to make it easier to decide what to watch or download.

Credit: This Day Nigeria

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