YouTube announces in-app video sharing and messaging

YouTube announces in-app video sharing and messaging

YouTube announces in-app video sharing and messaging

YouTube has been working on a chat feature in the app since previous year, adding feedback from beta testing to unveil this version globally.

The feature enables users to share videos with friends and family directly on YouTube, and engage in a conversation with them in the app regarding the video shared. Alternatively, you can also share the direct link and add your friends to the chat, where you can discuss the video, 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.

'We think it'll make sharing easier, faster and more fun on your phone'. Should there be a problem, you can launch an appeal directly from the Video Manager, rather than being shuffled over to another area as is the case now. However, this new feature aims to bridge the gap between YouTube viewers and the things they want to share. The company also clarified what it means to be "advertiser-friendly" on YouTube, as well as what kinds of hate-speech would be ineligible for monetization.

The 9 to 5 Google reporter found the playback speed option by tapping the three vertical dots in the upper right-hand corner of the app.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has spoken out against internet giant YouTube for failing to remove four gang videos, which incite violence and threaten rival gang members.

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. But now you can share privately via chat within the YouTube app.

The in-app messaging facility, for both Android and iOS users, also allows you to reply with another video. You can also choose multiple contacts within the panel.

Currently, the four most popular messaging apps are Viber, WeChat, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger which together have nearly 3 billion users active monthly.

It's not just policy specialists carrying out this work either; machine learning has increasingly been used to identify and remove extremist videos on YouTube before human viewers flag up content.

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