YouTube introduces two new modes to adjust your data consumption by default and thus avoid the expenses of watching videos on the internet
That the videos do not hang and the fact that we have not run out of data in the rate after having been watching a couple of videos with the mobile are usually the two wishes that are repeated the most by YouTube users when they have to connect spending data on their rate .
With this type of user in mind, YouTube has updated its mobile application to introduce optimizations in data consumption with new playback modes that adapt to the user experience and complement the current automatic mode.
The latest update for YouTube iOS and Android has added two new modes that allow the user to manage data consumption in relation to the quality in which they want a specific video to be played.
Within the video image quality settings, the application shows the “Automatic” mode, which offers the best resolution according to the connectivity conditions it detects, but also a mode that offers higher quality at the cost of greater data consumption and another that reduces the quality to spend less data.
HOW TO ACTIVATE THE NEW YOUTUBE MODES
To activate the new YouTube modes we must access the application and select any video. Once the video is playing we must click on the option with the three vertical dots in the upper right corner.
Once there, we must select the “quality” option. Within Quality, a drop-down will open with four options: Automatic (the default option provided by YouTube), Higher image quality (which will reproduce the video at the highest available resolution, but will spend a lot more data), the data saving option (to show the videos in low quality by default when we are hooked by data) and an advanced option that allows us to select the default quality we want for videos.
Therefore, if we want YouTube to be respectful of our data by default, what we must do is select the “data saving” option by default or select the “advanced” option and the quality of 144p or 240p for the videos.