YouTube currently testing their own messaging feature inside mobile app

The YouTube logo appears on screen at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Hotel & Casino on January 12, 2012. (Photo : Getty Images/ Ethan Miller)

YouTube is now testing their own messaging feature in the mobile app so that sharing funny cat videos to friends can be made easier than before.

Almost everyone has that one conversation about a hilarious YouTube video or about the latest trailer for an upcoming movie which can be seen on the video hosting site. On a computer, it's easy to share links with just a few clicks.

On smartphones, however, the user would have to leave his or her browser and YouTube app just to copy and paste the link to their messenger of choice. Now, YouTube is bridging that gap with their own messaging feature inside the app.

The feature is called native sharing and it is already being tested by a select few users, WIRED has learned. Users will be able to instantly share the YouTube video that they are watching and their friends can also join in on the conversation; all without leaving the YouTube app.