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Google Launches Voice Chat For YouTube

Instead of adding text comments in YouTube VR, Google announced that it will be creating shared rooms where users can voice chat about the videos they’ve watched on the site.

According to TechCrunch, the system doesn’t sound much different from Oculus Rooms, which allows you to hop into a room with friends and watch videos together.

With the YouTube system, users can go into a 360-degree space in avatar form and chat — similar to what Facebook showed off at F8 with its Spaces social networking app. However, there won’t be as much potential for social interaction because of the limitations of mobile VR.

Google didn’t specify if it will be available for random users or friends who can go into a room to chat, so there are some issues to be addressed to make sure it’s a safe platform for people to meet up.

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