YouTube just rolled out a new feature that pushes the platform even further into the realm of being a full blown social network. Called simply the “Community Tab,” the new feature allows YouTube channels to post not only videos, but also images, gifs, links, and text. Posts will appear in a subscriber’s stream of content alongside new videos, which essentially turns the subscription feed into a news feed like you find on social networks. Users can thumbs up/down and comment on posts, again, much like you do on Facebook. Right now the community tab is only available to specific channels that have been invited to have early access. Updated YouTube apps will be rolling out that let you select whether you want to see just videos in your subscription stream or videos and posts.
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