While it’s not uncommon to find good free Wi-Fi hotspots, at least in major cities, we often find ourselves in situations where we don’t have access to Wi-Fi. With mobile data being an expensive commodity, many multimedia services enable users to download content that they can access when they don’t have an internet connection. YouTube offers this functionality as well and it’s now live in more countries across the globe.

The offline YouTube video download feature has been available in some markets for a couple of years and it now seems to be rolling out to more markets. However, it’s still missing from key markets like the United States, United Kingdom, and Japan.

The feature has previously been offered to users in markets across Asia and Southeast Asia. Today’s report suggests that the feature is now being rolled out in the Middle East, or at least some markets in the region.

Users can take advantage of this feature to download YouTube videos that they can then watch later when they don’t have an internet connection. YouTube lets them see what the full size of the video is in different resolutions so they can strike a balance between quality and available space on their device. It merits mentioning here that the download button is disabled for any and all music videos.

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