The Google owned Youtube Video Sharing company that was founder in in February 2005 by three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karimbut acquired in November 13, 2006 has been rumored to adding messenger!
The Google-owned video platform is currently testing a new in-app messaging feature on iOS and Android that will allow users to exchange clips, texts and links without ever having to leave the app.
According to the source, Google product manager Shimrit Ben Yair told Canada’s Financial Post the decision to run trials on Canadian soil has to do with the fact that it’s the country that shares videos more than anyone else in the world.
But right now, the testing of the app is not available worldwide, it is only available in Canada for the time being. But probably after the testing, it might be expanded to other country!
Right now, the messaging platform is just straightforward and has no specific video-centric features. Still, the move towards in-app messaging could have much larger implications for the future of YouTube.
Take a look at the video shared by Youtube Help.
Meanwhile it’s unclear whether Google has any plans to roll out the feature to all users in the future, the experiment is a strong indication that the company hasn’t quite given up on turning YouTube into more of a social network.
Do you want to enjoy the preview right now before reaching your country and other countries? Then get one Canadian friends to add you to a conversation – that should give you an early preview.