Feb 1, 2018 - Technology

YouTube Go video app expanding to 130 countries

A user opens the YouTube app on a smartphone

A user opens the YouTube app on a smartphone. Photo: Jaap Arriens / NurPhoto via Getty Images

Alphabet is broadening the reach of its YouTube Go video app to more than 115 countries, Reuters reports. The "Go" app's expansion to countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Turkey and Iraq doubles its accessibility to roughly 60 percent of the world's population.

Why it matters: The app is designed for emerging markets where consumers may have cheaper phones and limited Internet access. Users are able to preview and download videos for offline viewing and sharing, and receive more prompts regarding their mobile data usage.

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