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You Can Now Connect Your YouTube & Google Plus Accounts

Google is rolling out the ability to link YouTube accounts with Google Plus. The link will add videos shared with you on Google Plus to your YouTube homepage. In a public Plus post, Nirav Mehta says that the process takes some time to complete initially.

To link your accounts, go to the Sharing tab in your YouTube account settings. YouTube and Google Plus already have some integration; Plus users in video Hangouts can watch YouTube videos live together.

When Google Plus launched, its red notifications appeared over the top of most Google pages, but that was all the integration as users got. Connections between Plus and other Google services have arrived slowly but surely. Arguably the most compelling link so far is with Docs and Hangouts, allowing users to collaborate on a document face to face. You can also share Google Maps on Plus.

But few older Google services take advantage of the new stream of Plus content. Google has incorporated public Plus posts into search, but that was about it before this new YouTube link. Even for obvious ones like Google Reader, if you want to link with your Plus account, you have to do it yourself.

Yesterday, Google Plus got real-time search and clickable hashtags as part of the slow but steady march of new features.

Earlier this week, YouTube announced a contest in partnership with the world’s major space agencies to send your science project into space and broadcast it live!

Will you connect your YouTube and Google Plus accounts?

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