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YouTube is making video watching a social experience with Uptime

YouTube is making video watching a social experience with Uptime

Google just launched a new app that makes it easier than ever to share YouTube videos with friends. The status of each individual viewer is tracked along the video's progress bar, and social features let users share videos with other Uptime users and connect with them during the viewing process. You can download Uptime here and check the Uptime Twitter account for invite codes.

Uptime is a place to share and watch videos together with friends.

The app is available on iOS and is now invite only.

Google opened the Area 120 startup combinator a year ago, which allows its employees to work on their own business ideas. There was a time when we all gathered around the TV with our friends and family for major broadcast events, and Uptime could be a way for the connected generation to do the same, whether they're watching something live or not.

"When you enter a video post, your watch will be shown in real time with anyone in the video", according to a FAQ page.

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These particular emojis and comments will be visible to everyone who watches those videos later.

As a social experience, users can see which videos other users are watching in real-time, and they can also see which videos a user has previous watched.

It will also ask for an invitation code before you're able to use it. These and other features will likely be added once Uptime has been out in the wild for a while, but even in its current form, it looks like a good amount of fun and something that will be worth keeping an eye on.

Google's got a brand new app that's focused on video. There's also no address book feature right now, so you can't find friends using your contact list like you would on almost any other social outlet.


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