Popular Video Sharing Platform, YouTube, has announced that it will shut down services on YouTube Go in August.
According to a statement on a YouTube blog post, the video sharing platform Go was designed for Android users to allow low-end devices to access the services of the platform. The platform was designed as a lite version of YouTube in 2016 after considerations were made for devices that could only support the 2G network. It first became operational in countries like India and Indonesia.
After 6 years of successful operations, the company has decided to let go of the platform. This is the following analysis and improvements made on the main app that now accommodates even low-end devices. Services on the platform are set to be withdrawn from August 2022.
An excerpt from the blog post read,
“When we launched YouTube Go in 2016, it was designed for viewers in locations where connectivity, data prices, and low-end devices prevented us from delivering the best experience in the main YouTube app. Since then, the video sharing platform has invested in improvements to the main app that make it perform better in these environments, while also delivering a better user experience which is inclusive of our entire community”.