Last year in August 2017, YouTube launched its sharing and messaging feature which lets you share videos with your friends and chat with them in the YouTube app. Since the launch, the feature is only available on the YouTube mobile app for iOS and Android. It is currently available in the Activity tab along with the notifications.
This feature was not available for mobile users and you cannot share videos or chat with your friends via YouTube. As reported by Android Police some users have started seeing the feature on the Web. A new share icon has been seen in the Youtube title bar.
It is alongside your profile photo and in between the notifications and youtube apps icon. Tapping the icon opens up your existing chats and if you choose any of the conversations it will open in a floating window at the bottom right. You can then chat, read previous messages and watch videos simultaneously.
Along with this, there is a new UI when you share a video. Just like on your smartphones tapping on the share icon will show some of your contacts at the top along with other websites at the bottom. We are not sure if YouTube is currently testing this with a limited rollout or this is a slow roll-out.
Either way, you will soon receive the new update and then you can watch your favourite youtube videos while chatting with your friends on the web. If you see this new feature let us know in the comments below and stay tuned to Sid Tech for latest tech news, deals, reviews and much more.
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