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YouTube built a messaging feature into its mobile app

YouTube built a messaging feature into its mobile app

YouTube is launching a new messenger service for its platform to boost video sharing even more.

Wired reports that YouTube is testing a new "native sharing" feature starting today. Maybe YouTube wants to enhance their social media side by allowing the viewers to chat with their friends and share videos.

Perhaps this is also a feature to make sure that users stay on the YouTube app longer. This allows you to create messaging threads, which you can then share other videos in.

YouTube has introduced an in-app messenger in its mobile app. You can add text and emoji, just like any other chat app and you can like comments in the thread, add more friends to the group and watch videos shared by your friends. The chat service only allows sharing of videos and can not be used to share photos or other data. People can spread access by sharing videos with their friends. The good news is that users who have the feature and start a conversation with a friend are delivering the software instantly to their buddy.

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YouTube wants you to spend as much time as possible inside the app and interact with your friends. We'll let you know when the feature begins appears for iOS users.

With the slow rollout of the in-app messenger on the YouTube app, Google seems to be finding ways to aggressively compete with other companies focusing on online videos.

Users can comment on any video on YouTube, but those threads are not ideal for having conversations, especially if people want to talk about private things and don't feel comfortable sharing information in the eyes of everyone. Some marketing executives say YouTube's been slow to keep up in mobile, particularly as people shift to watching videos within apps versus on the mobile web.

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