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YouTube Music to Now Automatically Download 500 Songs for Users

Earlier in May, between YouTube Music and Google Play Music, Google crossed the 15 million global subscribers mark

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The YouTube Music app is displayed on a mobile phone in Los Angeles. VOA

With an extended offline mixtape feature, YouTube Music would now automatically download up to 500 songs based on users’ likes and listening history for offline listening.

This new version of the mixtape feature is called ‘smart downloads’ and the selection would download songs from users’ Liked Songs playlist, other favourite playlists and albums, The Verge reported on Wednesday.

As part of the feature, users would be able to set a limit for how much music smart downloads would pull down and the process only happens at night, when the phone is connected to Wi-Fi.

As of now, elaborated roll-out details of the feature remain unclear.

Other apps including video-streaming platform Netflix are also moving into this lane.

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FILE – Silhouettes are seen in front of a Youtube logo, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica, Oct. 29, 2014. VOA

Netflix’s smart downloads feature lets users save the next episode of whatever’s being watched and automatically delete episodes users have already finished.

Earlier in March, YouTube Music made the second big debut of the global music streaming giant in India after Swedish platform Spotify made its way into the country in May.

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Within the first week of its launch in India. the app had hit the three million downloads mark.

Earlier in May, between YouTube Music and Google Play Music, Google crossed the 15 million global subscribers mark. (IANS)

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Here’s Why Instagram Users Want to ‘Throw Away’ the App Now

However, unlike usually, Instagram has not yet addressed this outage

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Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps are displayed on an iPhone, March 13, 2019, in New York. VOA

Photo-messaging app Instagram’s users want to “throw away” the app as it suffered a major outage yet again that did not let users from around the world to access the Facebook-owned app.

According to outage reviewing and monitoring website DownDetector’s report on Tuesday, Instagram was hit by the outage just past 10 a.m. PT and it affected users in the US, UK and across Europe.

Fed up with repeated outages, users took to Twitter and reported Instagram’s crash, expressing their frustration.

“How many times are you gonna f*****g do this? I think we should throw @Instagram away #instagramdown,” a user tweeted.

“Man to hell with that Area 51 raid. We are gonna raid @Instagram HQ if they don’t get their shit together #instagramdown,” a tweet read.

“My Instagram is not working and at this point, I’m not even surprised #instagramdown,” another user tweeted.

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FILE – The Instagram icon is displayed on a mobile screen in Los Angeles. VOA

While the hashtag #InstagramDown was trending on Twitter people also made sure they tagged Instagram’s official handle on the posts.

“@Instagram headquarters must see that we are tweeting #InstagramDown for the 12712450th time this year,” a user wrote.

Hong Kong-based social media website 9GAG, famous for its memes and GIFs, tweeted: “If it keeps happening like this, we will run out of GIFs to post! #InstagramDown.”

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Now that the outages are becoming more frequent, its raising concerns amongst people who seem to be considering quitting the app.

However, unlike usually, Instagram has not yet addressed this outage.

Managing a global user-base of over 2.38 billion people, Facebook and its family of apps, including Instagram and WhatsApp, have collectively suffered five major outages in the last four months. Out of all the Facebook’s apps, Instagram has experienced downtime the most. (IANS)