Google has been testing for several months a new feature on YouTube: the ability to cap the quality of videos viewed on its smartphone when mobile data is activated. And this, in order to save his package. A feature that has less and less sense in France.
One of the readers of the American site Android Police said it received a strange update (server side) of its application YouTube. In the parameters of this one is a new menu allowing to “limit the use of consumption of data”. By clicking on it, it is then possible to choose the maximum resolution in which the videos will launch when the mobile data is activated. For small packages or the end of difficult months, it is thus possible to cap the quality of videos at 144p, 240p, 360p, etc. Or not to put a ceiling at all.