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Facebook is expected to start testing offline videos

tech Updated: Jul 07, 2016 12:29 IST
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Starting July 11, 2016, we’ll be rolling out the option for a small group of people to download videos to their Facebook app while they’re online with good Internet connections

Facebook seems to be itching to take on YouTube by offering users the ability to download videos and watch them later.

According to reports, Facebook is expected to start testing offline videos with a from July 11 in India.

“Starting July 11, 2016, we’ll be rolling out the option for a small group of people to download videos to their Facebook app while they’re online with good Internet connections, so they can then watch the video at any time, offline or online,” said Facebook. “Publishers can opt out at the Page level, meaning that any video uploaded by that Page will not be available to download. Go to the Settings tab in your Page, select Prohibit downloading to Facebook in the Content Distribution row.”