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Google Drive: Icon, Will Support Third Party Apps Revealed; YouTube Creator Playbook Version 2 Now Available!

Google Drive, online storage service appears to be getting closer to the launch, as some users suggests that it has been enabled in Google Account (see the screenshot below). Among the options shown in the screenshot is a link to “Install Google Drive.”

Google Drive FaviconAlso, the image on the right is the favicon that displays in the browser frame when the Google Drive service is loaded — providing what appears to be a sneak peek at the Google Drive logo, similar in style to the rest of Google’s icons.

Google Drive Logo

Google Drive in Google Accounts

Also, It turns out that the upcoming Google Drive release will add support for third party apps and Google will also include a SDK for developers. This way, you’ll be able to open the files stored in Google Drive using non-Google apps. The Google Docs source code mentions “SDK” several times in connection with Google Drive and the “open with” feature.

There’s also an interesting message that suggests Google Drive will integrate even more with Gmail: “Say goodbye [to] email attachments and hello to real time collaboration. Drag anything shared with you to My Drive for easy access.”

Google Drive Third-party Apps support revealed

A Google spokesperson declined to comment when asked about this today, citing a policy against addressing rumors and speculation.

YouTube Creator Playbook Version 2 In other Google news, YouTube Creator Playbook version 2 launched today included the following:

New channel & homepage section
“we’ve created a new section on how to organize your videos for different audiences, and how to program your channel to help you make the most of the feed on the YouTube homepage,” informs Google.

Go global
Your channel reaches a global audience, so we’ve added a new section to help creators create, program, and optimize for audiences around the world.

Updates to annotations, playlists, publishing and video responses and call to actions.

Included a glossary to help you quickly learn all the site’s features, and the strategies, terms, and topics used in the playbook.

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