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Now Watch I-Day Celebrations Live on YouTube

According to Prasar Bharati, the partnership has also played a key role in creating a mindshare for the public broadcaster among the young audience who are digitally savvy and are increasingly consuming media through smartphones and other devices

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FILE - Silhouettes are seen in front of a Youtube logo, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica, Oct. 29, 2014. VOA

As part of Google’s collaboration with India’s largest public broadcasting agency Prasar Bharati, events of national importance like the Independence Day and Republic Day celebrations will be live telecast on YouTube and Google Search.

Viewers from across the globe will be able to watch full parade and Prime Minister’s speech live on Doordarshan’s YouTube channel, as India celebrates its 73rd Independence Day on Thursday, the internet giant said in a Tuesday statement.

The live stream will commence at 6:30 a.m. IST. The link to the YouTube live feed will be made available on Google Search – both mobile phones and desktop – when users search for ‘India Independence Day’.

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FILE – Signage is seen inside the YouTube Space LA offices in Los Angeles, California, Oct. 21, 2015. VOA

The best of Prasar Bharati’s broadcast programming will also be brought to digital users across age-groups, in varied languages.

“Google will also work towards digitising a wealth of content from over two decades from All India Radio and Doordarshan on Google Arts & Culture, and host digital archives of Prasar Bharati in over 12 Indian languages on YouTube,” Google, which owns Youtube, said.

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According to Prasar Bharati, the partnership has also played a key role in creating a mindshare for the public broadcaster among the young audience who are digitally savvy and are increasingly consuming media through smartphones and other devices. (IANS)

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YouTube to Kill its Direct Messaging Feature

But it’s not clear why the Google-owned platform has decided to retire the feature. It’s being said YouTube would focus on beefing up the site’s comments section

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FILE - Silhouettes are seen in front of a Youtube logo, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica, Oct. 29, 2014. VOA

YouTube direct messaging service, not the most popular way to chat for a large number of users, is set to fade out soon.

“In August 2017, YouTube introduced a ‘Messages’ feature for its mobile apps and later the web. Two years later, the Google video site announced that it’s killing the built-in chatting functionality next month.

“The direct messaging feature is a quick way to share videos directly on YouTube. It supports both individual and group conversations, with the last major update in May 2018 when YouTube Messages was rolled out to the web,” 9to5Google reported on Tuesday.

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FILE – Signage is seen inside the YouTube Space LA offices in Los Angeles, California, Oct. 21, 2015. VOA

But it’s not clear why the Google-owned platform has decided to retire the feature. It’s being said YouTube would focus on beefing up the site’s comments section.

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As a replacement, Google simply advises users to share links in other social networks. YouTube killing Messages is unlikely to cause an outcry — unlike Hangouts Classic — with many learning about or remembering that the feature existed today, the report added. (IANS)