YouTube is adding a feature to its mobile app in November that will let users add videos to their handsets to watch for a short period, even when they are unable to get an Internet connection.
Exactly how long the “short period” will be is not clear yet, but YouTube hints that it could be as long as your journey to work in the morning, saying: “Your fans’ ability to enjoy your videos no longer has to be interrupted by something as commonplace as a morning commute.”
YouTube announced this as part of its ongoing updates for its mobile apps, though how exactly it works will only be revealed in November. Unveiling the feature on its Creator blog could mean content owners have to specify what videos can be available offline.
➤ Heads up about an upcoming YouTube mobile feature [YouTube Creator Blog]