Up until now, you always needed to be connected to the Internet if you wanted to watch a YouTube video. But on Tuesday, Google announced that a feature will be rolled into the YouTube mobile apps that will allow users to enjoy offline viewing.
The offline viewing feature will let people "add videos to their device to watch for a short period when an Internet connection is unavailable." Anyone using YouTube's mobile apps will be able to store videos on their device for up to 48 hours so that they can be watched later from almost anywhere.
This new feature should be a big help to those of us who spend a lot of time in transit -- in cars, trains, subways and planes -- without an Internet connection. Offline viewing should be available in November through updates to the official YouTube mobile apps.
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