Community Posts, which is YouTube’s text-based social engagement feature closely resembling Twitter, is being integrated within the YouTube mobile app as a separate feed, also called as ‘posts only’ feed. This feed can be accessed from the Home tab in the app on mobile devices.
Since the integration is currently in the testing stage, only a select number of both Android and iOS users are a part of this experiment. On the Home tab, users will find a ‘view all’ button on single Community posts. Tapping on the button will display more posts, including those from channels that a user has engaged with in the past, as well as posts that YouTube thinks the user might like.
It seems like a useful update, as it would help channel owners to keep their audience and subscribers engaged with content and updates other than video uploads.
Community Post isn’t the first and only engagement feature that YouTube is introducing. The company has previously launched other engagement features like polls, disappearing updates, and more.