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"We've been experimenting with a better way to share videos on YouTube since previous year", explains YouTube in a blog post.

YouTube has announced the global launch of its new feature for in-app messaging service on Android and iOS which has been under the testing phase since May, last year.

When you press the sharing icon on your mobile device, you will now have the option to share it with your contacts, whether it's just one person or you create a group, all without having to leave the app. But anyway, the feature is there for you to use and explore on your YouTube mobile app.

The feature will be built in to YouTube's share button, and lets you select from your phone's contacts list. The users now share and receive video and chat about them on YouTube itself. In addition to that replying using videos as well as inviting other friends to the conversation is also possible. The users can also add friends to the existing conversation.

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. For now, this feature is limited to Android and iOS. Users can share a video with a contact or with several contacts in a group. Secondly, through in-app messaging, the number of views for videos is also likely to go up because the number of shares would increase. And that means you had to copy and paste a link into an email, social or messaging app to share that moment.




The YouTube team acknowledged that their platform is a place for creators share stories, make connections and earn money. Direct invite link will be sent to the contacts, or you can directly add them to contacts through the app.

While it is quite convenient for users to share YouTube videos through different platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Whatsapp, introducing the feature in the YouTube app isn't going to make much difference.

'This is the dumbest thing I've seen in a while, ' commented one user.

YouTube's goal here appears to be engaging more users with the YouTube app while also making sure that they're watching more videos.

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