YouTube Go will be gone in August

Yordan, 04 May 2022

YouTube Go was launched in 2016 for developing markets as a lightweight alternative to the regular app but it will go away in August, the platform announced on its Community forums.

The video platform advised users of the lite app to either switch to the regular YouTube application on their Android or visit youtube.com in the browser.

When YouTube Go was introduced five years ago, it lacked the ability for users to comment, post and create content, or use Dark Mode at all. However, all these features have become an integral part of the video platform and that’s why the app will be going away.

The announcement also confirmed there have been improvements regarding performance, especially on low-end devices, and the regular YouTube app will no longer be a strain on the connectivity or data prices. Additional controls for decreasing data usage are also in the pipeline, which will help viewers with limited plans.

We should also mention the smartphone market drastically evolved in the past five years. Makers are launching devices with more RAM and storage, better processing power and battery management, all of which are helping regular apps to run smooth with no major issues.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4 hours ago
  • rrd

Actually I had downloaded about 275 videos, movies and series and I was yet to watch them but it's gone the videos are still occupying the space in my phone can there be a way of deleting them so that I can start afresh with YouTube app itself

  • Anonymous
  • 10 hours ago
  • Nu6

Honestly, you have disappoint me and many others, alot things I downloaded, yet to watch them

  • Anonymous
  • 20 hours ago
  • fuf

Fo sure I am going to miss it more coz I used to download videos and watch them later in my free time. I wish they could give us that option even on the regular YouTube

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