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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 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.