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Week in Review - February 13, 2016: Picasa, YouTube, Google+

This week’s big news is that Picasa and Picasa web albums will be shutting down. YouTube Red Originals are now available and you can now find out what your fans think with YouTube Poll Cards. Google+ got updates for both the Android app and desktop web preview. Plus there are updates and tips for Project Fi, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Forms, AdSense, Blogger, social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) and more.

The heart was Made With Code #CodedWithLove and is meant to be animated like so:

I considered trying to work in an image based on this week’s very cool announcement of the first detection of gravitational waves, but a Valentine heart seemed more timely. Also, dear readers, I love you all!

Google Photos


  • Update Android Google+ app 7.2.0:: websites open in Chrome custom tabs, search history and autocomplete, tap on bottom bar to scroll to the top (Luke Wroblewski)
  • Update Google+ Web Preview update: upload multiple images to a post, accept or reject spam comments, search for community members and more (Luke Wroblewski)
  • Tip How to create a Collection in the Google+ Android app (Sooraj Wadhwa)

YouTube and Video Creators

Go Live!

Google for Small Businesses

Productivity: Gmail, Maps, Docs and more

Blogger and Webmasters

AdSense and AdWords


Mobile Chat (no Hangouts this week)

Project Fi

  • New New for Project Fi: send and receive emails via text message on your Fi phone (Official Project Fi Forum)
  • Tip New to Project Fi? Here is how you transfer your old phone number (Google YouTube channel)

Google updates and info for your entertainment

Other Social Media News

Updated March 2019 to remove Google+ links


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