YouTube update means you can chat about videos without reading the comments

YouTube update means you can chat about videos without reading the comments

YouTube update means you can chat about videos without reading the comments

The share pane shows people you've recently chatted with, as well as some suggestions for people to add to your list.

Sadly, the phone book doesn't actually show whether or not your contacts are using YouTube; it just pulls up a "add me as a contact on YouTube" message and dumps it into an SMS. However, it hasn't gone as far as to integrate the emoji responses and co-viewing found in the company's experimental YouTube app, called YouTube Uptime. All of this happens inside the YouTube app which makes it much easier to share videos that you think your friends might be interested in. With those people, you can send and confirm invites within the app itself, no SMS needed. But now, you can access this feature on some Android smartphone models. Group sharing with up to 30 people is supported, too. Users can do that by tapping on the reel icon and searching for the relevant video.

Given YouTube's focus on video, you can only add other videos to the conversation. In other words, if you don't see the sharing option yet - just wait, you will soon.

In addition to sharing videos and chatting, YouTube users can also reply to videos they receive with other videos, or even a heart.

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Either way, it looks like Google is very busy tinkering with its YouTube mobile app in various aspects. YouTube first started to test the new feature in Canada earlier this year.

The speed options available on mobile seem to be the same as on desktop: 0.75x, 0.5x, or 0.25x the normal speed, or faster at 1.25x, 1.5x, or 2x.

It also appears as if Google is testing out the ability to control a video's playback speed.

The new messaging feature is available via YouTube's in-app share button, which previously only allowed users to share their videos out to other apps.

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