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You Can Now Chat On Live Videos Via The YouTube Android App

December 15, 2014 - Written By Nick Terry

At first glance, the new updated YouTube app for Android doesn’t really add any new features to the app but upon closer inspection you will find that this isn’t exactly the case. Those of you who watch live streaming videos via the YouTube app on Android have probably noticed this new feature of the app, the ability to contribute to the “Live Chat” on live streaming videos. Sure, this isn’t exactly a groundbreaking feature and it’s certainly not one that we haven’t seen before but it’s definitely a welcome and long awaited one.

Now, when you are running the latest version of the Android YouTube app, you should see a new “Live Chat” button at the very bottom of the page when viewing a live video. Tapping said button will pull up the live chat where you can chat with complete strangers about the content at hand to your hearts content. But, like we mentioned above, the conversations more than likely won’t be about the content of the video but instead a bunch of childish ramblings. Especially if the live chats consist of hundreds of people if not more, which a good majority of them do.

The version of YouTube that brought about this new feature began its rollout to the public on December 9th, a few days ago. Despite this, some of you still may not have received the update on your Android device yet and we know patience is a hard thing to have. That is why, if the update hasn’t already hit your device, you can click here and skip all of that painful patience. The link will direct you to a trusted APK download of the latest version of the YouTube Android app.

Does this new feature that allows Android users take part in the live chat of live streaming videos interest you? If so, how often do you actually watch live streaming videos on YouTube let alone comment on them. Also, how often do the live chats actually pertain to the content? You can answer all of these questions below in the comments section, we would love to hear what you guys have to say.