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YouTube Phases Out +1 Button, Share Your Feelings Instead On Google+

Google has been having a lot of fun integrating new features into Google+, including the adding of notifications into Gmail, and now the search giant has made further changes by ridding YouTube of the +1 feature and bestowing it upon Google+ instead.

Here's the explanation made by the YouTube team:

"Starting today, we're updating the way you can share with your Google+ circles from YouTube. Just click ‘Like' or ‘Share' as usual, and you'll see the new Google+ Share link, as well as other popular service."

Now users can 'Like' or 'Share' as they please by posting to a plethora of social networks. Yet many are wondering about the distinct lack of the +1 feature that would allow users to add items to their Google+ profiles as objects of interest - and not of sharing value.

This is how the new function will appear:

Convo 22 520x261 No more +1s on YouTube, now youll have to share your feelings on Google+

It seems that Google is focusing its energy on making its services more sociable, with the newest feature sure to provoke more interaction than the simple statement of a +1.

Source: TNW

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