In case you missed it, Google announced a new messaging service built within YouTube in January that allowed users to share videos uploaded to the platform with other users. It was basically another attempt at creating a social network around one of the company’s services, and now that same feature has reached outside Canada and made its way to everyone globally.
Starting today, you can share videos with your friends and family directly on YouTube. Not only can you share and receive videos in the app, you can also chat about them right on YouTube, reply with another video, invite others to the conversation, and more. We think it’ll make sharing easier, faster and more fun on your phone. And if you want to continue sharing videos through other apps, you can still do that too.
In that quote above, Google pretty much shuts down their own announcement by copping out and saying if you wanna share YouTube videos through other messaging services, “you can still do that too.” So why use this feature anyway? That’s up to you. If you live in the YouTube app, use it. If not, don’t even bother.
But hey, if you are one of the ten people who will use this feature, it’s available for iOS and Android now.