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Google’s ongoing march to integrate all their products with Google+ has reached YouTube. Channel owners can now promote their Google+ profile on their channels, along with their profiles on other social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

YouTube has also updated the channel feed, where you can now share videos and playlists by other users, tweaked the homepage and added some options to the annotations editor. This is the first significant update since the site’s complete facelift in December YouTube Goes In For A Makeover, Adds Google+ And Facebook Integration [News] YouTube Goes In For A Makeover, Adds Google+ And Facebook Integration [News] Google may frequently revise its mobile platforms and sites, but when it comes to core web properties like Google Search and YouTube, major redesigns seem off limits. As of December 1st though, YouTube has received... Read More .

Aside from the new Google+ option, which was a long time coming for a Google product, you will also notice the channel feed’s new look: the video titles are now more prominent, it’s easier to browse through aggregated events, and the style is generally cleaner. As mentioned above, you can now post videos and playlists to your channel feed. On the “Feed” tab, you will find a “Post to feed” box, where you can enter your comment, and then add a link to a video or a playlist.

In the annotation editor, you will find a new annotation type, a full color palette and a new timeline. There are also annotation styles which you can choose and apply to whole videos.

What do you think of the changes? Will you add your Google+ profile to your YouTube Channel?

Source: Official YouTube Blog

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    May 10, 2012 at 3:07 am

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  2. Filipa Morais de Almeida
    February 21, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Has anyone been able to find the annotations styles "which lets you choose a templated design to apply to your videos"??? I gave it a few days since the article but no changes so far.

    • Yaara
      February 21, 2012 at 4:33 pm

      As happens sometimes with these updates, it might be rolling out slowly to users. Did you see any update to the annotation editor at all?

  3. Paul Janssen
    February 21, 2012 at 11:51 am

    I wish they would work on the redesigned channel pages with it's horrible usability and outdated use of tabs...

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    February 21, 2012 at 3:58 am

    Awesome article!!! Big thanks

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