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YouTube’s killing Messages before they atrophy from disuse

The Next Web Thursday, 22 August 2019
YouTube’s killing Messages before they atrophy from disuseYouTube’s made the decision to squash a feature I honestly forgot existed — its private messages. It’s stated reason is to focus on public conversations — and for once I believe the party line here. According to Google’s announcement, “Two years ago, we launched a feature to enable you to share videos via direct messages on YouTube. Since then, we’ve also focused on public conversations with updates to comments, posts, and stories.” That’s certainly true, given how it’s fiddled with it formula since then. With the plethora of other messaging apps and platforms available, I’m curious to know how many…

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