YouTube is undoubtedly the most popular video-sharing service in the world. Google-owned service allows users to view and upload their videos to their own channels for different purposes. YouTube is not limited to uploading and sharing videos, as you now can do a lot more with your channel.
In January 2017, YouTube announced its first messaging app built directly into the app for iOS and Android. However, the messaging app support was only available in Canada, and we are expecting a wider roll-out of the feature in the coming months.
YouTube is officially launching its messaging app to all users worldwide starting today. In reality, Google-owned video-sharing service has been testing its new in-app messaging platform since mid-2016. According to YouTube, the messaging support allows YouTube users to share their videos with their friends or family members right within the app, without even switching apps.
YouTube says that users can share their videos by simply tapping on the Share button within the YouTube app. After that, they will be presented with the option to send their video to others through the app. Besides, users can share direct links and add new friends to their YouTube contacts.
Tech analysts say that YouTube’s move to launch its messaging support globally makes it much easier for users worldwide to talk about their favorite videos. YouTube says that the new feature is still rolling out to more markets, so it may not hit your device yet.
In-app messaging support is not something new out there, as it has existed in Google Hangouts for a while. Tech analysts say that Google might turn its messaging support into a standalone app in the near future to take on the Messenger, Skype, or WhatsApp. 2017 could be a big year for Google, as the company will be launching the second generation Pixel smartphones later this year.
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