YouTube Talk: How To Share Movies And Send Messages Without Leaving The App

YouTube Talk: How To Share Movies And Send Messages Without Leaving The App

Brief Bytes: The YouTube apps for iOS and Android now include a fresh ‘Collective' tab. It permits you to share YouTube movies with people and talk with them without leaving the app. The feature, which YouTube is testing since a year, eliminates the need of copying the movie link and sharing it through some other app.

N ow, you won't need to head over to other apps like Messenger and Whatsapp whenever you want to share a YouTube movie. Announced on Monday, a fresh set of switches permits people to share YouTube movies within the app itself. It has been more than a year since the fresh sharing feature is under testing.

What's more is the capability to talk with your friends on YouTube which was a much-needed feature since years. And it might help Google establish their name in the world of messaging apps. The plans for Allo didn't go that well; maybe YouTube can bring some good news.

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Here is how you can use YouTube's Talk feature and share movies

Once you open the updated YouTube app, you'll find a fresh ‘Collective' tab next to Subscriptions tab. Tapping the same would open a fresh screen where you can invite your contacts to use the talk feature.

Tap View Contacts > View All to displays a list of your YouTube connections. These are the ones whose email is registered in your Google Contacts.

Under the Add Contacts section, you can see Find in phone book option to add the people present in your device's contact list. The invitation to these people is sent via SMS.

Once a contact accepts your invitation, their name would show up under the Collective tab. Tap the name to open the talk interface where you can send messages and movies.

How to share movies?

To share YouTube movies through the fresh talk feature, you have two options. Very first, there is a dedicated button on the talk screen which permits you to search and add movies without leaving the conversation.

Search and select the movie on the next screen.

2nd, for any YouTube movie, you can tap the overflow menu button (three dots) and tap the Share option and then select the person. You also use the Share option while a movie is playing.

You can play the collective movies on the talk screen itself. And it's the regular YouTube player, so you can view it in full-screen mode, switch quality, etc.

YouTube's talk is not limited to a single person. You can add more people and make a group by tapping the overflow menu button in the top-right corner of the talk screen. The overflow menu also has options to mute the conversation and abandon the talk.

Did you attempt YouTube's fresh talk and share feature? Tell us in the comments.

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