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Now save videos offline on Facebook's Android app (NEW FEATURE ADDED)


Facebook Android’s app will soon let users save videos, so as to watch them later offline. According to a report in Android Police, one of the readers spotted the feature in ‘Saved’ video option available on the Android app.

It was reported earlier that Facebook will start working on an option to download videos offline from July 11 in India. However, it seems the feature has not been rolled out fully, as we were not able to save videos offline in our app.

Currently users can only save links on Facebook, which includes videos links as well. However these videos won’t work if you’re offline. With the new offline feature, Facebook plans to change that. The option is similar to YouTube’s offline feature, that lets users save some videos on the app to watch them later.

Interestingly, Facebook seems to have been slow to add support for offline videos. Google’s YouTube platform has had the offline viewing option in India for quite a while now. In fact, while Facebook has added the feature to Android alone, YouTube allows it on both Android and iOS platforms.

Facebook had earlier added the autoplay feature, for videos on its app. However, the option to play videos offline is better suited for the Indian market.