YouTube’s slim alternative, YouTube Go, will be discontinued. The app will no longer be available from August because, according to YouTube, it is simply no longer needed. Users now just have to switch to the larger YouTube app.

YouTube Go will be retired in August 2022

According to an announcement from Google, YouTube Go will no longer be available from August 2022. That was intentional. small alternative to the main application for users of older mobile phones with fairly weak hardware. Also in bad connections YouTube Go was able to distinguish itself with better performance in comparison. The app itself is only 10MB in size.

According to their own statements, since the launch of Go in 2016 “a number of performance improvements” done to the main app, which makes the Go variant more or less obsolete today (source: Youtube). Even with smartphones with weak equipment and a poor connection, the main app should now look much better.

It is also recommended to switch from YouTube Go to YouTube because some features are not available with the Go version. Videos can only be commented on and uploaded to the main app. It’s more YouTube Go doesn’t offer its own dark mode.

YouTube Go was initially available in India and Indonesia before coming out of beta to the general public in 2017. Then in 2018, YouTube Go reached the entire country. launched in more than 130 countries.

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Another recommended YouTube alternative is YouTube Vanced:

After YouTube Go: will Android Go also disappear?

The dismissal of YouTube Go now also raises questions everywhere android go on. Like the light YouTube variant, the stripped down version of android be discontinued in the future for the same reasons. However, Google has not yet commented on the matter.