Youtube to launch a new feature “Backstage” to Boost Interaction
YouTube is an American video-sharing website, if you have posted videos on the web several years ago, you can easily watch it through YouTube. Now Google has planned to convert Youtube, into a social network in likes of Facebook and Twitter among others.
The firm is working on a feature called ‘Backstage’. This new feature would enable users to share polls, videos, images, etc similar to Facebook’s timeline, the items will be listed from newest to oldest feeds.
Backstage, which will appear as a channel tab, gives producers a new way to share content with fans. That’s along the same lines as Twitter, which supports links, videos and GIFs.
Backstage’s posts will surprisingly be sharable on other sites and social media platforms including Facebook.
YouTube is still by far the most popular video site on the net. Facebook recently reported that users watch 100 million hours of video per day, but YouTube reportedly serves up over 500 million hours daily.
The feature ‘Backstage’ is expected to arrive by the end of the year, starting with select, influential YouTube accounts.
The feature would not bring just a superficial change, this upcoming Youtube feature seems to merge the video sharing platform with Google+ platform. However, what will be the future of Google Plus remains unanswered.