Google has updated its official YouTube app for iOS to give fans the ability to find and share their favorite videos directly through an iMessage app. That means you no longer have to switch apps to find a funny clip during a conversation.
Despite being a major rival, Google makes great use of Apple’s best technologies to improve its apps and services. It’s not interested in convincing iPhone owners to switch to Android by giving them a watered-down experience on iOS.
Just last month, Google updated the YouTube app to integrate ReplayKit, giving users on iPhone and iPad the ability to stream apps and games to its popular sharing service. Now YouTube has its very own iMessage app, too.
It allows fans to find and share videos from directly within the Messages app. You get full search functionality, and the ability to see videos you’ve recently watched.
What’s more, the app allows you to watch videos you’ve received inside Messages. You won’t be redirected to Safari or the YouTube app, so you’re not taken away from your conversation.
To get your hands on the iMessage app, simply download the latest version of the YouTube app from the App Store.