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YouTube Premium Starts Rolling out 1080p Offline Downloads

YouTube Premium, just like all premium services, comes with a range of exclusive features and improvements that are only available to those who pay for the service

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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

Google-owned video sharing platform YouTube Premium is starting to let subscribers download videos in 1080p resolution for offline viewing, up from the 720p limit that was in place until now.

Support for the upgraded resolution is rolling out slowly through YouTube’s iOS and Android apps, and Google has confirmed that it would expand the new update to all Premium users gradually, The Verge reported on Thursday.

Right now it is not clear whether YouTube plans to make the feature available to non-Premium users.

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FILE – Signage is seen inside the YouTube Space LA offices in Los Angeles, California, Oct. 21, 2015. VOA

YouTube Premium, just like all premium services, comes with a range of exclusive features and improvements that are only available to those who pay for the service.

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The service offers ad-free music streaming through YouTube Music Premium and Google Play Music services. It also enables the subscribers to ‘listen in the background’ all videos and music being played on the mobile app. (IANS)

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YouTube to Kill its Direct Messaging Feature

But it’s not clear why the Google-owned platform has decided to retire the feature. It’s being said YouTube would focus on beefing up the site’s comments section

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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

YouTube direct messaging service, not the most popular way to chat for a large number of users, is set to fade out soon.

“In August 2017, YouTube introduced a ‘Messages’ feature for its mobile apps and later the web. Two years later, the Google video site announced that it’s killing the built-in chatting functionality next month.

“The direct messaging feature is a quick way to share videos directly on YouTube. It supports both individual and group conversations, with the last major update in May 2018 when YouTube Messages was rolled out to the web,” 9to5Google reported on Tuesday.

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FILE – Signage is seen inside the YouTube Space LA offices in Los Angeles, California, Oct. 21, 2015. VOA

But it’s not clear why the Google-owned platform has decided to retire the feature. It’s being said YouTube would focus on beefing up the site’s comments section.

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As a replacement, Google simply advises users to share links in other social networks. YouTube killing Messages is unlikely to cause an outcry — unlike Hangouts Classic — with many learning about or remembering that the feature existed today, the report added. (IANS)