YouTube chat: Google has released a new mobile-only feature on YouTube that that allows users to converse and share videos in a chat without leaving the app. But when ever we share any YouTube videos we have to take help of another messaging app like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Hike, etc.
The new Shared tab in the YouTube app will show you past videos you have shared and were shared with you, alongside any conversations you have around them. All you have to do is, tap the share button and then select someone from the contact list.
"YouTube says 'like chats around the water cooler, shouldn't sharing a video be as easy as saying, 'Have you heard this new song?" "We've been experimenting with a better way to share videos on YouTube since past year". But now Google added some convenient way of sharing YouTube videos. Firstly, it encourages increased engagement as users do not have to shift to Twitter or Facebook to share commentary or videos.
Previously, if you wanted to share a video with a friend or even a group of friends, you either copied the link or used the share option to bring the video link directly to a messaging app or a social networking app.
Before this update, the previous app version came with the updates like sending videos via phone or tablet to the users game console, smart TV, or Chromecast. You will be able to view the video that has been shared by you or shared by your friends to your contact. And, despite the feature, users still have the option to share through other apps, just like before. Having a built-in chat feature would also mean that YouTube is yet another messaging service that could challenge other platforms. And if you want to continue sharing videos through other apps, you can still do that too. However, Google has now added another convenient method to share your favourite stuff from YouTube.
'This is the dumbest thing I've seen in a while, ' commented one user.
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