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YouTube+? Video site's redesign looks a lot like Google+

June 14, 2012|By Salvador Rodriguez
  • The latest YouTube redesign has the video sharing site looking like Google .
The latest YouTube redesign has the video sharing site looking like Google… (Engadget )

Google is beginning to roll out a redesign of YouTube that makes the video site look a lot more like Google+.

The redesign is available only to a very small pool of people right now taking part in tests being conducted by the company.

A screenshot of the redesign shows YouTube adapting Google+'s style. The black side bar has been ditched for a whiter, simpler lay out. At the same time, the middle feed appears to be wider and include larger video thumbnails. The right sidebar for recommended videos also looks different and now features a video in larger size at the top.

All in all it looks like a cleaner feel, and it follows Google's redesign of Google+, which happened in April. Besides looking like Google+, however, nothing from the screenshot shows the two services are on their way to becoming more integrated.

Images of the redesign emerged when a user who is taking part in the test took a screen shot and sent it to Engadget.

Interestingly, the YouTube redesign comes just six months since it was last touched up. In December, Google redid YouTube's front page and integrated it with social media.

"With more videos coming to YouTube every minute we're always experimenting with ways to help people more easily find, watch and share the videos that matter most to them," Google said in a statement. "As always, we'll consider rolling changes out more broadly based on user feedback on these experiments."


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