Come July 11 and some Facebook users in India will be able to download videos published on the social network for offline viewing later.
The social network decided to bring this feature which is already available for YouTube users.
“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,â€ a Facebook spokesperson was quoted as saying by VentureBeat.
As per reports, the videos however will be locked to Facebook app only and cannot be opened via any other app nor it can be viewed in the device’s memory.
“Publishers can also opt out of the feature to prevent people from downloading their videos via their Page’s Content Distribution setting. People can only download original videos posted by users on personal accounts or from Pages,” Techcrunch reported.