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Heads Up - We’re removing the ability to message directly on YouTube after September 18 0 Recommended Answers 1492 Replies 1904 Upvotes
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Last edited 8/21/19
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. We’re constantly reevaluating our priorities and have decided to discontinue YouTube’s native direct messaging feature while we focus on improving public conversations.

After September 18, the ability to direct message on YouTube will no longer be available. You can still share YouTube videos, here’s how:
  1. Go to the video watch page on any device
  2. Click “Share”
  3. Click on the “social network icon” from which you want to share a video
For more information, head over to our Help Center.

Hope this heads up is helpful!

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I think it’s a bad idea
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OMG why??😭 Youtube is how i met my online friends and how i communicate with them. It was so much easier, like how you just HAD to change the banner and profile picture thing.....😭😭😭
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I love messages on youtube and i used it all the time.
Why google😭
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You're honestly fucking up your website lol, i think this is a bad idea. So I'd rather downvote 👎
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I have many YouTube friends. And we have grown a very close bond. We're much like a family. We all care a lot about eachother. 👏🏼PLEASE👏🏼
Consider not removing this feature. Please.
No one wants you to remove it. Please, do what will make everyone happy. I'm not joking, literally NO ONE wants you to do this.
Thank you! 💜💚💜💚
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That's a horrible idea
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I personally quite liked the feature. But, if you must.
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I love YouTube chat 

Its how I let mein channel grow 

Plus I met most of mein freunds over YouTube chat
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Please do get rid of it.
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Horrible idea.
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