YouTube Slam, a 3-month-old interactive video-discovery tool that randomly spits out two videos at a time for one-on-one battles, now allows users to craft their own matchups -- and share them in Google+ Hangouts.
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As previously, public voting determines each duel's winner. Friday's update adds a fun layer to YouTube Slam, which Google describes as a "place for discovering talented amateur singers, the most adorable clips and the craziest videos on YouTube."
Users have cast more than a million votes since Slam launched in December.
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Playlists with more than two videos will feature rounds of duels instead of just one head-to-head battle.
"When you click 'Play Slam' you’ll be taken into your game, and we’ll show the highest scoring videos and players on the leaderboard page of your Slam," the company said in a blog post Friday.
Another new feature lets you play custom or existing Slams live with friends inside a Google+ Hangout. To do so, click the “Play Slam with your friends” link.
What do you think of YouTube Slam and its new interactive features? Let us know in the comments.
BONUS: 7 Best Interactive YouTube Videos
1. Mad Men: The Game
In anticipation of the hit show's fifth season, the Fine Brothers released this 8-bit game on March 21. Its main appeal is in the multitude of inside jokes for those familiar with the show (my personal favorite is when Don and Pete are racing to Cooper's office and they dodge a secretary riding a John Deere ride-on mower).
Warning: There are numerous spoilers, so if you haven't watched the first four seasons, we don't advise playing it just yet.
This story originally published on Mashable here.