Google+ Further Integrates YouTube

In a move that would bring more connectivity between all the Google platforms, a new Google+ update let you use YouTube during Hangouts.

Ulias Gargi, YouTube software engineer, writes on the YouTube blog, “Just start a Hangout, have everyone load the YouTube app at the top of the screen, and start adding videos. It’s like your own VIP table at the world’s coolest YouTube party.”

This new feature on Google+ comes in the heels of YouTube’s recent makeover, which borrows heavily from the Google+ interface. The update allows users to create playlists in hangouts, which could act as a crowd-sourcing tool for music and musicians.

What sets the YouTube feature on Google+ hangouts from other music crowd-sourcing platforms like Spotify and Pandora is that it lets you share responsibility of the playlists among your friends.

“Everyone can add videos in the Hangout through a search tool in the app, or remove the videos you don’t like,” Gargi said. “All your friends in the Hangout can drag and drop videos to sort the order in the playlist, or skip forward or backward to play the next one. Click the ‘Push to talk’ button to chat with the group to give props to the best curator, or to hand out reprimands to the friend who keeps adding the 10-hour Nyan Cat video.”

It will be available to users in 60 languages.

Will this new feature get more people connected on Google+ than ever? Let us know below.

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