Facebook’s New Instant Videos Feature is being tested on Android phones
The feature, called Instant Videos, works by downloading and caching Facebook videos to your phone while you’re connected to Wi-Fi so you can watch them while commuting or in places with no access to internet connection.
“We can confirm that a test of Instant Video is currently taking place with a small group of Android users. We don’t have anything further to add on this one at this stage,” a Facebook spokesperson confirmed to Mashable.
It’s easy to see how the Instant Video feature could be appealing for publishers due to its similarities to the Instant Articles — the publishing platform where articles are uploaded directly to the social network.
For normal users, Facebook basically wants you to enjoy its videos without worrying about mobile data.