Sad but true. YouTube, world’s one of the most popular and used applications, is taking back it’s one of the attractive features – In-built message feature. This feature will no longer exist after September 2019.
The in-buily message feature was introduced first by YouTube in the year 2017. This feature allowed users to share YouTube videos directly via Message first for its mobile app and then by the Web client.
Through a Message, a click on the Share button on videos provides YouTube users an option for sharing and even chatting about a video with their contacts in YouTube app itself.
This way the videos could be shared very fast and with lots of people. However, with the latest announcement from YouTube, now no longer is the Messages sharing available on YouTube from 18th of September. This is applicable to all the Operating systems – Android, iOS, and Web.
This is how the official announcement goes like –
“After September 18th, you’ll no longer be able to send messages directly on YouTube. Some parts of this feature may go away before this date, such as sharing a video as a message.”
The statement has also included that though users won’t be able to share videos through messages, they can certainly share via various social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, etc. Using the links.
One can do so by following-
Go to the video watch page on any device
Click on the “social network icon” from which you want to share a video.
The notification about this announcement can be already seen on the YouTube app. Here’s how it looks –
That was it. Sharing YouTube videos through messages was indeed a great way of sharing videos amongst friends and family. However, the decision by the YouTube authority has already been taken. Without clarifying any specific reason.
Well, that’s all for now. Stay tuned for more updates.