We’re writing to let you know of an update that may impact you. After January 31st, the ability to automatically post YouTube activity (uploads, liked videos, etc.) on Twitter and Google+ will no longer be available. We’ve found that sharing these actions with a custom message (instead of through automatically generated posts) provides a better experience for the sharer and their followers on other social networks.
You can continue to easily share videos to your social network. Here’s how:
On the watch page on any device: click Share, then click on the social network icon.
For more information on sharing videos, check out this help center article.
The YouTube Team
In its latest update, YouTube has just revealed plans to ditch one of its built-in sharing features. Starting later this month, the built-in sharing options for Twitter and other social networks will be removed from YouTube.
Available for years now, these built-in features have enabled YouTube creators to automatically share their new videos to their connected social media without visiting another site or using other services. It’s certainly a handy feature, which makes it unfortunate that it’s being killed off.
Revealed in a post by a Team YouTube member earlier this week, this functionality will be going away for all users by January 31st. This won’t affect options like adding social media links to your channel banner or sharing from the video page, but it’ll completely take away the ability to share automatically to Twitter and Google+.
YouTube doesn’t provide any reason for why this functionality is going away, interestingly. Unlike other recent feature removals which were taken out due to minimal usage, this one seems odd considering a huge number of creators still take advantage of the functionality.
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