Google is making constant efforts to bridge the gap between Google+ and YouTube by testing the channel cards. The new experiment by Google as discussed on Google Operating System blog lets users view quick information on YouTube by hovering over a link on the channel.
The new concept is similar to the profile card that is visible when one moves the cursor over a link to Google+ profile. The channel cards will display icon of the channel, cover art, subscribe button, title, and other information. The cards work for all YouTube channels and if one is connected to a Google+ profile or page, a small button will appear on the upper right-hand side, which will direct you to the page.
The channel cards feature provides quick access to Google+ page and basic channel information. It also brings the YouTube and Google+ interfaces closer together, while maintaining their distinct identity.
The new channel cards feature will be rolled out to public soon. However, you can still try the feature using following steps:
1. Go to: http://youtube.com
2. Open the developer console of the browser
In Chrome or Opera 15 – Press Ctrl+Shift+J or Command-Option-J on Mac
In IE – Press F12 and select Console
In Firefox – Press Ctrl+Shift+K or Command-Option-K on Mac
In Opera 12 – Press Ctrl+Shift+I or Command-Option-I on Mac and select Console
In Safari – Open with Web Instructor with these instructions
3. Paste this code:
document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=0xJL6SMMUyE; path=/; domain=.youtube.com";window.location.reload()
4. Hit Enter and close the console. Refresh the page in case it doesn't get automatically
If you want to remove the experiment, paste this code instead:
The card will be visible when you hover over a channel title or a link anywhere on the YouTube page.Google Testing Channel Cards on YouTube with Google+ Integration!,