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Google ‘Tightly’ Integrates YouTube with Google+

Search engine giant Google has announced tighter integration of its highly popular video sharing platform YouTube with its Google+ social networking platform.

The changes made by the company will allow users to easily search and watch videos on YouTube right from the Google+ interface.

"It's no secret that YouTube is filled with tons of great content (from inspiring speeches to music videos to honey badgers). We wanted to bring YouTube directly into Google+-as well as make it easier to watch and share your favorites-so we're launching a YouTube "slider" in the stream," Google said.

Google has added a YouTube icon on the top right hand corner of the main user profile page on Google+. When users click on the icon, it opens into a search box.

When users type in a search query, a pop-up window opens, which contains a pre-configured video playlist while the first video on the list starts to play automatically. The list can be shared by users with their friends, based on Google+ Circles lists.

Google said in a blog post (opens in new tab) that Google+ users with whom a video playlist has been shared can not only watch the videos, right from within Google+, but also see related content.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.