YouTube Music Key beta launches. Meanwhile, Twitter users can enjoy a new feature and Google gives us all the details behind Inbox.
YouTube’s new Music Key beta service was said to launch this week, and reports of the service being available have started filling the internet. The beta test is private and you will need an invite, so don’t go running to test it unless you have one.
There is a bit of a workaround, though. It was reported Google Play Music All Access subscribers would also get Music Key access with no added costs (the same works the other way around). It’s said most All Access users are also able to enjoy Music Key right now, so it may be worth a try.
Opinion: This two-for-one deal seems very well worth it to me. All Access and Music Key compliment each other perfectly. In fact, I would assume at some point they will be merging even closer together.
Tweeting around can be a very social experience, but sometimes you want to take matters into a more private conversation. Twitter is now allowing you to share public Tweets via Direct Messages, starting a new type of conversation within the social network.
It’s a very simple process. You simply have to long press on any Tweet from the mobile apps and sharing via DM will be an option. In the desktop or Tweetdeck, you just press the “…” button and the option will be there.
Opinion: It was easy to share a link to any Tweet before, but this will prove to be a much more interactive and seamless experience. Go test it if you get a chance to.
Want to learn about Inbox?
Google has put together a neat post on all the work that goes on behind the curtains. Inbox is a complicated service, full of algorithms and different types of technology.
Beware, though. This post is not directed at the consumer and is full of technicalities only developers will understand. If you have the knowledge and are interested, you can go read Google’s blog post.
Opinion: I am no developer, so this post was even more confusing than the service, itself.