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Facebook Testing a new feature called ‘Instant Videos’

14/09/2017

Facebook is testing a new feature Instant Videos, that will allow users to watch more video on mobile and they don’t have to waste their data plan downloading them.

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Videos will be downloaded and cached in the background while users are on Wi-Fi.

After switching to a cellular network, the pre-loaded videos will be available to watch without having to use mobile data.

‘Instant Videos’ in users’ feed will be marked with a lighting bolt icon, similar to AMP and Facebook’s Instant Articles.

Currently, Instant Video test is available to a small percentage of Android users and it has not been revealed yet of this feature will roll out wider.

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