You Can Now Chat on YouTube


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Nowadays, people use instant messaging for everything. I spend at least 30 minutes or more on it every day. At least! It makes sense that you would want to be able to use instant messaging somehow everywhere you go. That's when YouTube announced that they were adding a messaging feature to the YouTube website. When I first saw it, I was thinking, "What is this?" I was confused, and it looked very unnecessary. A new way to share? Just a new way for me to get a bunch of notifications while trying to enjoy my YouTube videos. As time passed, I connected with some friends on the network, and suddenly, it didn't seem that bad. Having a way to message your friends about something you saw on YouTube efficiently was great. Also, with Google Hangouts (my most-used instant messaging program), I would have to pause my YouTube video, open Hangouts, send the video, close Hangouts, and resume my video. It turns out, YouTube's new messaging feature wasn't so unnecessary after all. The small picture above shows the messaging box, and I've already used it multiple times in a few days. Technology is slowly adapting to what consumers want, and what comes in the future is indeed unknown.


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