YouTube getting a facelift, features Google+, better discovery

YouTube is giving its site yet another new look, this time with the goal of more deeply integrating its social network, Google+.

The latest redesign, according to reports, gives the site a fresher look, but focuses more on shared video though Google+, a change in the way users can view and manage their subscriptions, and a bigger window for larger previews.

The redesign may play into Google's (Nasdaq: GOOG) plan to roll out more original content, making it easier to discover [Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) also just redesigned its look for the Nook and Kindle Fire tablets, with the aim of making content discovery easier].

Among the changes, Google+ shows videos your circles have shared, a new dashboard on the left that sorts subscriptions, a larger viewing area for previews, a button that allows users more flexibility in adjusting screen size, "pop out" screens for video previewing and a link to a new YouTube guide.

For more:
- see this TNW article

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