Google introduces Offline Mode for Maps app; YouTube content also would be available offline

One of the most commonly faced problems from smartphone users is the need to constantly connect to the internet to access apps. Now Google has provided a solution to the problem for its Maps app.


Google has announced support for offline search in the Maps application along with offline turn-by-turn voice navigation instructions. Which means that you can now use the popular navigational app without requiring an active data connection or when you are out of range. The offline mode is expected to be launched later this year.

Similarly, YouTube is also receiving the offline support. However, it would be limited only India, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam. Using this, users can now download and keep YouTube videos on their device for up to 48 hours. This feature can be accessed on all Android devices running KitKat version and higher.