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Google+ Hangouts can now be started in YouTube

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Google’s continuing expansion of Google+ has now taken a step into YouTube.

Google+ Hangouts can now be started in YouTube so Google+ users can watch YouTube videos together with their friends. And doing so, for Google+ users that is, is really simple.

As explained by Brian Glick, who handles product management at YouTube, in a message on Google+.

Just click on ‘Share’ underneath any video, and then click on ‘Start a Google+ Hangout’ in the bottom right-hand corner.

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After that, a standard Google+ Hangout video pop-up box pops up and users can invite specific friends or Google+ Circles to watch YouTube videos with them.

But this won’t be the end of Google+ features making their way into YouTube, which is owned by Google. Company officials have told the Technology blog that deeper integration between the two popular platforms are under development.

Brandon Badger, another product manager at YouTube, also told the blog GigaOm that testing is underway for live video stream viewing during Google+ Hangouts as well.

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-- Nathan Olivarez-Giles

Twitter.com/nateog


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