Google announced YouTube channel redesign, featuring trailers and cover photos
Google has just announced on its blog the launch of redesigned YouTube channels in ”limited beta.”
The new channel design features “channel art:” YouTube’s take on the Facebook or Google+ cover photo, which similarly sits behind a creator’s profile pic; and “channel trailers:” a way for YouTube creators to promote their content to non-subscribers.
While the new layout doesn’t force an attractive design on creators, it does provide them with a chance to own their channel and make it beautiful (or hideous). The flexibility YouTube offers is equivalent to a Google+ profile. In fact, the new YouTube channel is quite similar to a Google+ profile, further confirming how closely Google plans to embed its social offering into the popular service.