YouTube and Chrome gets tighter integration with Google+

Posted on Nov 7 2011 - 2:33pm by Robert

In an effort to enhance its social network, Internet search giant Google has integrated its own Chrome web browser and video sharing website YouTube more deeply into Google+. Vic Gundotra, the company’s senior vice president for engineering, said that Chrome and YouTube can be accessed more easily from the network of Google+. “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,” wrote Gundotra in a blog post.

Google+ users can now click a YouTube slider in their stream to go to YouTube. All users have to do is to mouse over the service’s icon at the top right of the screen. A message will then slide out, asking users “What would you like to play?” The company also added two new Google+ related Chrome extensions. The notification extension enables users to check their notification while browsing the web, while the +1 button extension enables users to +1 any page to share it with their Circles. Google has also integrated its social network into Search, Google Reader, Gmail, Google News and Google Maps. With this move, Google is slowly building itself to become the premier social networking site, aiming to beat its rival, Facebook. Google said that it’s got more in store for its services.

via: Wall Street Journal

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