Facebook Tests 'Instant Videos' For Reducing Data Usage

Facebook testing Instant Videos that download over Wi-Fi

Facebook testing Instant Videos that download over Wi-Fi

Facebook doesn't want you to burn through your mobile data plan just to keep watching its videos.

Videos that have been cached are marked with a "lightning" icon, letting users know that they can be viewed without wasting data.

Facebook on Monday said it's testing with a small percentage of Android users an Instant Videos feature that pre-downloads videos to a user's smartphone over Wi-Fi.

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Facebook told TechCrunch that the now in-testing feature is available only to a small percentage of users on Android, and that the goal is to get users, who are on a data budget, to still be able to watch videos.

The company has improved its strategy for video content, including cutting deals for digital TV shows.

These videos can then be played back later without affecting data usage or when a reliable connection isn't available.

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Instant Videos are no doubt part of Facebook's grand scheme to become a video-first social network, but it won't be easy.

Facebook also confirmed that they are testing instant videos to TechCrunch. That could make the feature a major boon to Facebook's efforts in the developing world.

The "Instant Video" would be similar to Facebook's hosted content format - "Instant Articles" that loads faster than mobile websites so users.

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