Facebook is testing an offline video feature in India



Facebook has made it clear that it sees video as the future. It is now following YouTube by offering an offline feature that will enable users to download some videos and watch them later. The feature is being tested on a small percentage of people in India from Jully 11, and is expected to help videos reach users in countries with slow Internet speeds and costly data.

Facebook will give users an option to download videos on their Facebook, while they’re connected to a “good” Internet connection, to watch later at any time, without incurring extra data costs even if they’re offline. Only original videos posted by personal Facebook accounts or Pages can be downloaded. No ads or sponsored video content will be impacted by the feature. Instead of a blog post, Facebook announced the feature in an email sent to select publishers. Read more…

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