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YouTube App Gets Instant iMessage Video Sharing With New iOS Update

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YouTube has today updated its iOS app with a new sharing feature whereby you can much more easily share YouTube videos directly via the Messages app, writes 9to5 Mac.

Prior to today’s update, when you sent someone a YouTube video in Messages, they’d have to click on a link in order to view the video. Now, all you have to do to share a YouTube video directly is to tap the Share button underneath a YouTube video, then select Messages, and then contact that you want to send the video to. Once your contact receives the message containing the YouTube video, they can play it directly through the Messages app without ever having to exit the app. Simply tap the video when its playing in order to go full screen.

Last month, Messages became one of only three such apps that can now use free in-flight Wi-Fi on Delta Airlines flights, which previously used to be a paid service. However, at the moment, only text messages is covered under the free-usage terms, so you won’t be able to watch YouTube videos for free on Delta flights just yet.

Sources: Apple Releases iOS 11.0.2 Update With Fix for iPhone 8 Crackling Earpiece Issue
 

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