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YouTube Adds More Google+ Integration & Improves Annotations

YouTube is announcing more Google+ integration today. You can now prominently promote their Google+ profiles on your YouTube channel alongside other social feeds. You can also share videos and playlists by other users, as well as text comments, to your channel using a “Channel Bulletin.”

Today’s update also changes YouTube’s new homepage and channel pages in response to feedback. Video titles are now more prominent, aggregated events offer an easier way to see more videos, and adding videos to playlists is cleaner. The annotations editor is also improved, with a full color palette, styles and an easier-to-use timeline.

This is the first update to the new homepage after YouTube’s complete redesign in December. The new YouTube focuses on channel-based browsing and following, and it adds more prominent ways to share videos to social networks.

But today’s update isn’t just about pages. The new annotations editor adds colors and styles, as well as a new way to highlight an area of the video. Since the launch of YouTube’s browser-based video editing tools, it’s possible to produce fairly high-value videos using nothing but YouTube itself.

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