YouTube’s in-app messaging and Community tab may make their way to YouTube TV, YouTube Music

YouTube’s in-app messaging and Community tab may make their way to YouTube TV, YouTube Music


YouTube may bring its set of social features, including the in-app messaging system and “Community” tab for creators, to its wider suite of apps. Specifically, the company is interested in porting those features to its YouTube TV app aimed at cord cutters, as well as its Music app.

The company won’t confirm a timeline in terms of if or when these features would launch, but it’s something that’s clearly being thought about by YouTube product strategy.

The move could help further differentiate YouTube’s over-the-top streaming service, YouTube TV, from competitors like Sling TV, Hulu Live TV, PlayStation Vue and others. And it would allow the company to leverage its strengths in social features to build out a larger platform that spans both web and mobile properties in…

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