YouTube has added yet another feature to its repertoire with the addition of a “sharing” or more accurately, a “chat” option. There isn’t exactly a big demand for the feature, however after being tested for most of last year, and a lot of this year, Google have decided to roll the feature out to every Android and iOS device.
So, make sure you have updated your YouTube app to the latest possible version and then to access the chatting interface, simply press on the “shared” tab from within the app. One flaw is that to start chatting to friends about a particular video, you first have to invite them to your chat. To do this, you have to use any of your normal communication apps such as Facebook, WhatsApp or one of the many Google chat apps on the market.
This is a flaw mainly because you need to message them on one app, to invite them to chat with you on another (in this case being YouTube). However, once your friends are there, and you’re allowed up to 30 members, you can watch the video while chatting and sending messages simultaneously.
You can also send links to anywhere, including external chat applications, so there isn’t any kind of restrictions of what can be discussed and while it isn’t necessarily a feature which has been in-demand for some time, it will prove useful to those who regularly watch videos and wish to discuss them with friends and family.