YouTube Shows More Videos From Friends, Via Facebook

YouTube–which has long encouraged users to blast its videos across other sites–has launched a feature to gather that activity back up.

On Wednesday, the video site started rolling out a feature that shows users videos that their friends have shared on Facebook while they are on YouTube.com in an area called Recent Activity. Previously, the area, visible only to users who log in, displayed videos recommended by a user’s YouTube friends. That meant that for the many users who don’t connect their accounts to the accounts of other YouTube users, it was empty.

Now, users who opt in to the new feature, will see it flooded with YouTube videos being shared by their friends on Facebook, where YouTube says 46 years of YouTube video are being watched a day.

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