New Google+ Hangouts YouTube App Lets You Get The YouTube Party Started

By Megan O'Neill 

If you’re anything like me, then no party is complete without you taking out your iPhone or finding the host’s computer to show your friends the latest hilarious YouTube videos.  Google+ just made it a whole lot easier to share your favorite videos with your friends in a virtual YouTube party with a new YouTube app in Google+ Hangouts.

Software engineer Ullas Gargi writes on the YouTube blog, “Create, control, save and even share playlists of videos with your friends—all inside a Hangout.  Just start a Hangout, have everyone load the YouTube app at the top of the screen, and start adding videos.  It’s like your own VIP table at the world’s coolest YouTube party.”

Participants can easily add videos to the Hangout through a search tool within the app, and remove videos they don’t like to create the perfect playlist together with their friends.  You can share videos with your Google+ circles at any time during the viewing session and save and share the playlists you and your friends create on your YouTube account.

The new YouTube app is available worldwide in 60 languages.  Check it out and let us know what you think!

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.