YouTube Go will shut down in August 2022.
The online video-sharing giant launched its spin-off app on the Android store in 2016, a “new way to download, watch and share videos” offline and was eventually launched in 130 countries because its main app offers “best overall user experience”. “
In a TeamYouTube blog post, the company wrote: Today we are announcing that YouTube Go will be phased out starting August. To access YouTube, we recommend YouTube Go users install the main YouTube app or visit youtube.com in their browser. Compared to YouTube Go, the main YouTube app offers a better overall user experience, as well as features that are not available on YouTube Go and that many have requested, such as the ability to comment, post, create content and use darkness. theme.”
The post went on to note that the app was originally intended for users in areas with limited data and connectivity, but YouTube has since made “improvements” to its services in those locations and reminded users stay tuned for further updates.
The blog post continued: “When we launched YouTube Go in 2016, it was designed for viewers in places where connectivity, data prices and low-end devices prevented us from delivering the best experience in the core YouTube app Since then, YouTube has invested in enhancements to the core YouTube app that make it perform better in these environments, while providing a better user experience that includes our entire community. , we’ve improved performance for entry-level devices or those who watch YouTube on slower networks. We’re also implementing additional user controls that help reduce mobile data usage for viewers with limited data – so stay tuned for more updates.”