Users Can Sign Up for YouTube Channel Using Google+ Profile

If you happened to be one of those users who don’t have an YouTube account, you need not worry anymore as the video sharing service has launched a new service that allows you to use Google+ account to sign up for YouTube channel.

It is certainly a great move from the YouTube, particularly if you have not really signed up for YouTube to upload videos or comment on the other available videos. But if you already have an account, you cannot really bind them together.

YouTube team had this to say about its new feature:

…today we’re adding a feature that lets you sign up for a new YouTube channel using your existing Google+ profile. You can now use your Google+ profile name and photo on a new YouTube channel, giving you one consistent identity across platforms when uploading videos, sharing, commenting and other public activities.

Here the mention of “New YouTube channel” from YouTube team is just a reference to an account. The new signup will appear like this once it begins rolling out:

New YouTube Account Users Can Sign Up for YouTube Channel Using Google+ Profile

This is another move from the search giant to integrate all its services by using Google+ as the social platform. This certainly makes sense, when it comes to rely on Google+ accounts as a reliable identity, but this will certainly affect the way people using the video sharing service.

However, this doesn’t mean at all that YouTube is going to change the option to have a regular username for new YouTube users. The video sharing service has only made Google+ profile integration the default in case you are already sign up into the service.

Earlier, YouTube also announced that it is working on to bring the ability to link your accounts. But it is still not sure whether this will really encourage user to go for it. YouTube is out there for a long time and Google+ is just launched few months ago, but still the search giant must have reasons to bring these news features to its products.

The initiative taken by Google is an obvious example of its determination on bringing its social layer to everything it produces.

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