It looks like YouTube has begun testing a new video sharing feature, and they have rolled it out exclusively to Canadians, whom it refers to as “leaders when it comes to sharing”.
Interestingly, Google has not chosen to integrate YouTube sharing in other apps, but instead has turned the video app into another chat service. Previously, sharing was limited to opening a separate app to send content with. Apparently YouTube finds this unnecessarily complicated, so it has chosen to bake a messaging platform into the app. Things might be easier for you now.
The feature is enabled only for logged-in users. It will prompt first time users to add people as contacts. After that, sharing a video opens a list of contacts and a message field on top of the current screen. From there, the user chooses people to add in a group. Also, shared videos are playable directly from the chat screen.
While the new feature is rolling out to Canadians only, users from different countries can unlock it by being on the receiving end of a shared video, so it will get around. The YouTube app has added a new, fifth tab in the main user interface for the feature. It should be available for iOS and Android soon.
Source Phone ArenaFiled Under: Technology News