YouTube to add social network features

YouTube is currently developing a feature called Backstage that will allow users to share photo, polls, text posts and videos. Backstage is expected to launch by the end of the year.


According to VentureBeat site, the service will launch on mobile and desktop, initially with select popular YouTube accounts and with limited features. Posts will appear in reverse chronological order, and will also appear in subscribers’ feeds and notifications.


Over the time, YouTube plans to add a feature to allow users to reply to posts with photos and videos, reports VentureBeat. In addition, Backstage will eventually enable users to share both traditional YouTube videos and Backstage-only videos.