Google's at it, yet again! This time the search giant is reportedly mixing and matching looks to give the users of its popular online video viewing destination, YouTube, a makeover! And, if a report in the tech blog, The Next Web is to be believed then on its list of 'must-haves', Google has put Google+ integration right at the top. While still insignificant in numbers, the new look has managed to go public for some, and Google plans to make a uniform roll-out, soon. With Google+ being deeply integrated with YouTube, users will be able to view the content from YouTube, which their contacts have shared on Circles in Google+. Also, users will be able to browse through videos that have been recommended to them by their contacts. YouTube's colour scheme too will get some minor touch-ups. Reportedly, the new YouTube will have a gray background, instead of the existing white.
The new look of YouTube
Also coming in is a video dashboard on the left, which contains Featured Videos, a category for recommended videos. This section will also contain sorted video subscriptions. Additionally, all homepage content will be moved to a single column to add more focus and visibility to the videos preview section. The 'full screen' option during videos, too, seems to have gotten an update. Users will now also have an option to shrink and expand the video, according to their preferences. Clicking on the YouTube logo in the redesigned site will take the users to http://www.youtube.com/guide.
A click on the YouTube logo will take you here..
While this seems to be the list so far, we're sure to have more updates as we get closer to the uniform roll-out, which hopefully should happen soon, too. What is your take on this?