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YouTube Plans Shutdown Of YouTube Go App Later This Year

YouTube is Shutting down its Lite app YouTube Go app

Philip Aladino

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YouTube Go has served its purpose and is now shutting down | image illustration by Philip Dino (Smarttechvillas)

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  • YouTube Go will be decommissioned later this year.
  • YouTube Go has been one of the most popular smartphone applications in the world since its debut in 2016, with over 100 million downloads since then.
  • According to a recent YouTube announcement, the Go app will be discontinued “starting in August.”
  • YouTube Go has been out of date for quite some time as of October 2021.
  • So far, about 500 million individuals have downloaded it.

YouTube Go was initially unveiled in 2016 as a lightweight Android app that’s geared for lower-end hardware and restrictive cellular access. YouTube stated Yesterday that it was shutting down the Go app “beginning in August.”

The main YouTube app is the planned successor, with the website also being emphasised, since Google has made many upgrades to the primary client in recent years. And, more is coming:

Specifically, we have enhanced performance for entry-level devices or those who browse YouTube on slower networks. We’re also rolling out more user options that assist in lowering mobile data use for viewers with limited data – so stay tuned for future improvements!

As such, a dedicated programme is no longer required, particularly for a Go client that lacked the “ability to remark, publish, generate content, and utilise the dark theme.” In reality, YouTube Go was last updated in October 2021, so the writing was on the wall. It presently has over 500 million installations.

YouTube Go app
YouTube Go is a Lite version for the official YouTube App | image illustration by Philip Dino (Smarttechvillas)

“When we introduced YouTube Go in 2016, it was created for viewers in regions where connectivity, data pricing, and low-end devices precluded us from offering the greatest experience in the main YouTube app”.

Specifications for Android phones have increased dramatically only in the last six years. This is wonderful news for YouTube, a developer with a worldwide audience to consider since it means it no longer requires a simple app.

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Dino is a Tech Consultant. Entrepreneur, Website/Blog Developer, Graphic Designer, Blogger and Digital Marketer, he has long been freelancing for more than 6 years before starting up Smartcoretech, during this time was writing for websites like Opera News Hub, Paulworkspace, thescoove.africa etc. He is currently reporting on tech related contents on company's such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, Xiaomi, Facebook, Twitter etc. He also writes on Phone Reviews and Movies. When he is not writing he is working as an IT Manager for a company in his Local. Feel free to contact him via any of the available channels present

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