YouTube is introducing a new way to let users share and chat about videos without leaving its app. The new feature – called Share on YouTube- is a basic chat feature and rolls out globally for mobile today.
‘Starting today, you can share videos with your friends and family directly on YouTube,’ wrote YouTube product manager Benoît de Boursetty in a company blog post announcing the new feature.
‘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.’
The new feature simply offers a new way to share videos, but users can continue copying and pasting video URLs or selecting other social networks when clicking the ‘share’ button.
Currently, chat is only available on mobile, and there is no word on plans for a desktop roll out.