New Delhi: Around the month of May this year, there were many reports doing the rounds on how Facebook was planning to take on YouTube with music videos and provide users with the ability to view videos offline.
Now, if some reports floating on cyberspace are to be believed, the social networking giant is planning a test pilot in order to introduce video downloads in India.
A facebook official said, “We’ve heard feedback that in markets like India, mobile data and internet connectivity is limited and many people struggle with poor video experiences. So we’re testing an option for people to download videos to Facebook while they’re online on good internet connections, to view the video at anytime, online or offline, without using extra mobile data,” as told to VentureBeat.
If you remember, around the time when Facebook came out with its new emojis, they had only been introduced in three countries to test them out. Now, once again, Facebook will be going down a similar route to test the offline video viewing feature.
This means that Facebook plans to start the testing with a small group of people starting July 11. As per reports in TechCrunch, Facebook has sent out an email to the select group explaining people will be able to download videos when with good Internet connection, and watch later at anytime.
Assuring publishers, the email reportedly said that the downloaded videos will be stored will be saved on the app, and users won’t be able to view using other apps.