Google to remove the ability to message directly on YouTube

Google to remove the ability to message directly on YouTube
Google has just confirmed it will kill off another of its obsolete chat service – YouTube messages. The decision is probably related to the fact that not many people are using the ability to message directly on YouTube.

Although it's a relatively old feature having been launched back in 2017 after one year of testing, Messages on YouTube will no longer be available after September 18. The announcement mentions that since the feature was launched two years ago, YouTube focused on public conversations with updates to comments, posts, and stories.

Unfortunately, that was not enough to convince users to take advantage of the feature as often as YouTube would've wanted. After re-evaluating its priorities, Google has decided to discontinue the messaging option hidden inside YouTube and start focusing on improving public conversations instead.

Even though the ability to direct message on YouTube will no longer be available after September 18, you will still be able to share YouTube videos by heading to the video watch page, clicking Share, and then tapping the “social network icon” from which you want to share a video.



1. cmdacos

Posts: 4383; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

No one will notice.

2. JRPG_Guy

Posts: 152; Member since: Jan 13, 2019

I'll always defend options but screw this feature

3. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Lol I didn't know this feature was even there.

6. lyndon420

Posts: 6915; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Same here....must have been a non-Canadian feature...

4. andynaija

Posts: 1267; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Never used it, seems unnecessary anyway. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

5. dazed1

Posts: 811; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Morons, hide it more and people will use it? NOT, total morons, it takes ages to find how to send message.

7. ankit1432

Posts: 34; Member since: Aug 28, 2019

Who needs this feature B.T.W, Google just endeavors to put unnecessary efforts.

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