Thursday, November 3, 2011

YouTube Videos Inside of Google+

 
New instant YouTube tab on your Google+ home page is pretty neat. There goes Google, quietly rolling out new features. Wonder whats next? 
A few weeks ago Larry mentioned that we’d start shipping the Google part of Google+. The Android team then launched Ice Cream Sandwich, with a focus on improved sharing via Google+. And today we're rolling out two more Google+ features that integrate with two more Google products: YouTube and Chrome.

YouTube
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. Here’s how it works:

  • Mouse over the new YouTube icon at the top right of Google+
  • It'll slide out and ask, "What would you like to play"?
  • Enter whatever you're in the mood for (like a topic or a musical artist)
It will start playing a list of related videos in a new pop-up window, and if you move the pop-up elsewhere, you can still navigate your playlist from the slider:
For more information go to Google's Official Blog: Official Google Blog


  From left to right: YouTube slider (closed), slider (open), pop-up playlist, slider (while playing)

YouTube video in the stream (left), YouTube playlist in Google+ search results (right)


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