You read about it several months ago; now you get the chance to see it in its beta form.
After failing to make Google+ a success,
Google wants to use what it has to get what it wants – i.e. Use YouTube’s massive following to get a big slice of the Social media network cake.
The company is integrating a Community tab on YouTube. What this does is to allow creators to post updates in the form of text messages, images, GIFs, thus eliminating the need to create a video when they need to make a little announcement.
According to YouTube, “The brand new Community tab on your YouTube channel gives you a new, simple way to engage with your viewers and express yourself beyond video. Now you can do things like text, live videos, images, animated GIFs and more, giving you easier, lightweight ways to engage with your fans more often in between uploads, in real time.”
However, this is in its beta form and is only available to a handful of channels, such as John & Hank Green, AsapSCIENCE, The Game Theorists, Karmin, The Key of Awesome, The Kloons, Lilly Singh, to name a few.
Don’t know the kind of reception it is going to get upon launch, but something tells me that it wouldn’t be so bad after all.