Want to save videos from the web so you can view them later when you’re away with limited data connection? You can now do so on the Opera Mini app for Android devices.
The new feature on Opera Mini for Android works with plenty of websites such as IMDB, and even the social network like Facebook and Instagram that supports native .mp4, webm and other formats. Sadly though, it does not work on sites like YouTube and others that uses their own media player.
To download a video to your phone or SD card, simply click “play” on the video, choose the folder you want to save the video to, and click “download”. Once done, you can watch the video wherever you want without the need of any cellular connection. This is perfect for those of you who will be traveling and spending hours on the plane, or going to places where data is expensive.
Opera is not the first company to offer the ability for users to watch videos from the web while offline. YouTube supports offline videos, a feature that came to Malaysia earlier this year, and Facebook is also testing an offline mode that allows users to sync videos over Wi-Fi and watch them later via the Facebook app.