Google to Offer YouTube Download Option for Offline Viewing

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Over on its YouTube Creators Blog, Google announced that it would be bringing offline viewing to its mobile YouTube applications. The update will go over well with mobile users butting up against seemingly hostile cell phone companies and the pitiful data caps they’ve implemented across the board.

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Considering how popular YouTube download applications and scripts are, there’s little doubt the move will catch on with viewers of the world’s biggest video sharing site; the new apps will also benefit frequent travelers, whether on planes or in subway tunnels where cell service is often nonexistent.

There’s no official word as to how long you’ll be able to store videos on your phone or tablet, but a popular rumor sets its sights on a 48-hour timeframe. Google will only commit to “a short period when an Internet connection is unavailable.”

Expect the update to go live sometime in November.

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