Google Video Offers Simplified Migration to YouTube prior to Service Shut Down.

Last week it was revealed that Google Video will cease to all playback from April 29th – with users given a few weeks following to download their own content and at Google’s suggestion re-upload to its premier service YouTube. A tricky and drawn out task it would seem, but it appears Google has listened to users concerns (which we at the Gadget Helpline noted in our previous article) and have now posted a new blog entitled “Finding an easier way to migrate Google Video to YouTube”.

The blog states:
“We work every day to make sure you have a great user experience and should have done better. Based on your feedback, here’s what we’re doing to fix things.”

“We’ve created an “Upload Videos to YouTube” option on the Google Video status page. To do this, you’ll need to have a YouTube account associated with your Google Video account (you can create one here). Before doing this you should read YouTube’s Terms of Use and Copyright Policies. If you choose this option, we’ll do our best to ensure your existing Google Video links continue to function.”

All your personal memories and stupid stunts will be automatically integrated into YouTube from the soon-to-be-extinct Google Video and Google guarantee no content will be lost and the exhaustive exodus of files will not longer be necessary.

Good news for those who are yet to grab their files, but if you have already rushed to preserve all your precious vids since the last announcement – sadly your desperation was all in vain! Surely the sensible thing for Google to have done was to prepare this migration system way before the announcement to close Google Video was made – not sending its users into panic!

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Source: Google Webmaster Central Blog