YouTube's In-App Messaging Now Available Globally, Lets You Share, Discuss Videos


YouTube began testing the feature a year ago, and has finally seen enough to warrant rolling it out worldwide to both its Android and iOS apps - which it will do over the next few days.

This app helps the users to share the video and have a conversation with their friends and family over those videos. As a result, YouTube has also included a new Dark Mode which is the first feature developed on this framework. Youtube on a blog said that no you will not have to copy and paste the link of a video to a friend's chat or profile in order to share it.

It also appears as if Google is testing out the ability to control a video's playback speed.

The YouTube app's messaging/video sharing feature has been in testing since a year ago.

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

Ever since Google acquired YouTube back in November 2006 (following its original soft launch in 2005), the video-hosting site includes community features such as comments and likes to enable one-on-one communication between uploaders and their subscribers.

Till now YouTube was only an entertainment spreading app now it has become a messenger with the sharing option.

Similar to what Instagram already has implemented with its direct messaging feature, the YouTube app now lets you pull up your contacts to directly send them videos.

Users can start one-on-one chats or group chats with up to 30 people, in which they can watch shared videos without leaving the thread. Till now, you could send video links to friends only through apps such as WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook or Gmail among others.

The in-app messaging facility, for both Android and iOS users, also allows you to reply with another video. Do you think you will be using the YouTube sharing and messaging feature in the coming days?

The videos, which have been viewed more than 356,000 times, shows gangs threatening rivals with a "Rambo knife" while others make shooting hand signals to a soundtrack of violent rap.