YouTube to Remove Built-in Direct Messaging Feature on iOS, Android and Web

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YouTube is undoubtedly the best video hosting and video streaming platform in the world. YouTube offers a variety of services to its users including contacting the artist via Direct message. You can send a direct message to any person with whom you like to chat and discuss things over YouTube. But now, YouTube has decided to kill down this feature from all the platforms.

A new YouTube support page has clearly mentioned that YouTube is officially killing the Direct Messages feature. After 18th August, the video-sharing platform is removing the direct messaging feature from Android, iOS and Web platforms.

Sadly, the video-sharing giant didn’t reveal the reason behind removing this handy messaging feature from the platform. However, it did mention that they are focusing more on the comments section where people can discuss things in public and not in private. You can ask for the help or for any discussion with the person within the comments section.

We have to accept the fact that YouTube’s Direct Messages is a great way to share and discuss videos within the YouTube app. This messaging feature supports individual and group messaging with a number of users at a time.

Recently, YouTube has introduced its new YouTube Stories section on the Mobile App that shows you the stories shared by the Channels and Artists subscribed by you. The company’s aim behind removing this feature is just to make users engage with the Stories in public.

Stories feature has been quite a success on Instagram, Facebook, Messenger platforms. the same feature is available on WhatsApp with a different name i.e. Status. And now, YouTube is also encouraging users to use Stories section to improve the views on their YouTube Videos and Channels.

They are focusing on improving public conversations and that’s why they have planned out to remove direct messaging service from the platform. YouTube has instantly removed the share icon from its app and web version. Google lets you share the video links to other platforms from YouTube, but you won’t be able to chat within the platform.

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