Google+, which launched without so much as search capability, is finally starting to integrate with Google’s other services. Or, other services are being actively integrated with Google+.
Lately, Google’s been working hard on integrating, enhancing, and extending Google+ across its products – and it looks like YouTube is up next, with a redesign that includes an updated look, deeper Google+ integration, and a number of other tweaks.
The update appears to be rolling out in stages, right now having a dashboard with a cleanly sorted list of featured videos, recommended categories, and our subscriptions (including recommendations from Google+ Circles).
Google’s also made some other little tweaks, including a new center-column of homepage content with larger preview images, pop-out recommended video content, and a simpler fullscreen viewing button.
I guess what’s next is full HTML video integration. YouTube rolled out a Beta (to Alpha, I’d say) video player and allowed users to switch to HTML5 in their settings panel. However, it seems that the option is now hidden.
Until then, keep refreshing YouTube.com so you can get the new interface.
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