Sadiq Khan condemns YouTube for allowing glorification of gang culture
Aug 09 2017
"Thanks to all your feedback, we made some improvements and are now ready to roll out this new sharing feature to all users globally", YouTube product manager Benoît de Boursetty writes in a blog post. YouTube initially started testing a invite based beta version of the feature with a few select users in May a year ago.
YouTube has added a new mobile-only feature that allows you to share a video with friends and chat about it in a private thread - all within the YouTube app. The new update is initially designed for the YouTube app on Android and iOS platforms. There's also the "add contacts" button, which lets the app access the user's phone book.
But like chats around the water cooler, shouldn't sharing a video be as easy as saying, "Have you heard this new song?" Also, the shared video can be like by clicking the heart shaped icon tab and play the video the in landscape mode.
After the ad-pocolypse earlier this year, YouTube put many new systems in place for advertisers to better control which videos their ads appeared over on the platform. They have conversations and discussions over the shared videos in through other messaging apps. The feature is available through the updated Android and iOS apps, and if it hasn't already rolled out to you, we would advise you to wait as it should show up very soon. But till now if we feel like sharing a YouTube video with our peer, then usually we have to take help of other messaging apps like WhatsApp, Hike, Facebook Messenger, etc. Now the user can share the video directly through share option and discussions regarding it.
To see the revenue for each of your videos, you can also check YouTube Analytics report. Prominent names from the news industry are making their presence felt in the chat apps to make the majority in terms of building an audience in spaces where content is getting consumed the most. So, what we are looking at here is a full-fledged messaging service within the app.
Khan highlighted four videos in particular, which were first reported to YouTube by Scotland Yard in December, but were still live on the site today, and have been viewed have more than 356,000 times collectively.