Google Testing Channel Cards on YouTube with Google+ Integration!

Aug 6, 2013 | 2,106 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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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.

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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.

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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:

document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=; path=/; 

domain=.youtube.com";window.location.reload();

The card will be visible when you hover over a channel title or a link anywhere on the YouTube page.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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