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Published: Wed, August 09, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

YouTube adds in-app messaging feature to Android and iOS apps

YouTube adds in-app messaging feature to Android and iOS apps

YouTube is getting a new in-app chat feature that makes sharing and gabbing about videos a lot easier. The video sharing feature was first made available in Canada and for some users in the U.S., and it is now available for all users around the world.

Dubbed the "Shared" tab, the feature allows you to send videos and chat with friends directly in YouTube.

It functions pretty much like one would expect it to; you can chat about any video without leaving the app, rather than having to begin a completely different conversation in another application.

As for YouTube's in-app messaging feature, it has been available in Canada since the beginning of 2017, but will make its way to folks around the world during the coming days.

To try it out, press the share button inside the YouTube app, and you'll see a carousel at the top with your contacts. "Instead, this update gives you a more detailed understanding of whether your video has been identified as not suitable for all advertisers and provides the chance to appeal in Video Manager". Last year, in September, a beta test was run by YouTube for its Community feature.

Google says that some suggested contacts may also be people that a user has interacted with on YouTube or other Google services.

Google has rolled out this feature globally to serve its goal of developing a social-friendly platform which ultimately, would help YouTube. The YouTube team chose the Canadian market for its pilot programme since Canadians are claimed to share videos 15 percent more often than other global users. You will also not be required to send videos via WhatsApp or email. Firstly, it encourages increased engagement as users do not have to shift to Twitter or Facebook to share commentary or videos. Now, Youtube appears to be addressing that problem with this In-App Direct Messaging And Sharing Features. If your video contains copyrighted material and YouTube catches it, it'll immediately get a strike and you won't earn any money from it.

YouTube is a most popular platform for watching videos.

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