In recent years, YouTube has ceased to be the usual "warehouse" of videos. By its capabilities for communication, it largely resembles a social network - but it was precisely one of these “non-core” functions that gained popularity among users that the hosting management unexpectedly decided to disconnect.
The function of direct messaging between users of Youtube appeared two years ago. But soon this possibility will disappear - according to the publication in the technical support section of the service, this will happen on September 18th. According to representatives of YouTube, the innovation is connected with the new concept of video hosting: it is proposed to discuss videos on the pages of the videos themselves, and not in private messages.
According to numerous comments on the news, many users are not enthusiastic about the new service policy. Some even noted that they found new friends only through communication in a "personal".
The YouTube manager who posted the post noted that the ability to share videos will continue to be available for sending links to videos on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and other sites. Those who wish will have the opportunity to discuss the video outside the comment page, copy the link and send it to the addressee.