YouTube for iOS finally gets iMessage support in the latest update

YouTube for iOS finally gets iMessage support in the latest update
Google has just released a brand new version of YouTube on the App Store. The updated app adds a couple of new features that some will definitely find useful.

As the title says, YouTube for iOS finally supports iMessage, so users will now be able to share videos faster and easier than ever before. It also means that all videos that you receive in the Messages chat can be viewed within the app, so there's no need to exit and open up another app to watch it.

Sharing videos in the Messages app is very easy, so tap the Share button and choose the corresponding option to send the YouTube link in Messages.

Also, Google another gesture that will allow YouTube users on iOS devices to remove videos from playlists they have created by swiping left or right.

These are all the changes included in the latest update, so make sure to update to YouTube version 12.38 in order to benefit from what they have to offer in terms of functionality.

source: App Store



1. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

I just universally hate the design of YouTube all around now. "Poke it with a stick, see if it twitches" is how I'd describe it...

2. Xilam unregistered

Wait I’ve been watching YouTube videos in my imessage 2 years ago on my 5s. It plays video within the bubble or tap to expand to full screen. I don’t have YouTube app installed either. Just checked on iPad sent a YouTube video link to myself and, yep, it’s playing right inside the message bubble. No YouTube app installed. How is this different?

3. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

you have been living in 2017 for 2 years....

4. Xilam unregistered

Dude pick up any iOS device and try it.

5. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

this is for searching and sending videos within imessage (basically full youtube inside of imessage). Previously, you were allowed to watch a video within imessage only if you or someone sent it

8. Xilam unregistered

Oh I see. Well, description seemed like something I was doing already which is “able to see videos in iMessage without the need to open another app”.

6. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

In other news. iOS 11.0.2 has been released.

9. Xilam unregistered

I’m on iOS 11.1 public beta on the ipad.

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