All along, when someone sends you a link to certain YouTube video via WhatsApp, clicking the link means you will be taken away to open the link in the YouTube app or site.
This is a little inconvenience that you could do without. Platforms such as Flipboard, G-reader, Gmail desktop, and even blog sites don’t make you go to YouTube website or app just to view a video. They open the video as an embedment right there on the platform.
Now, the reason why I call it an inconvenience is because some of us avoid going to YouTube until we get plenty of time in our hands. That is because, once you view a particular video to the end, YouTube now starts seducing you with those ‘recommended videos’ on the side. One thing leads to another, and you find yourself wasting too much time on YouTube, though you only intended to watch just one video in the link you were sent.
These temptations to some extent are not there when you view the YouTube video as an embedment on the platform you were in the first place. Admittedly, …read more