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Week in Review - February 27, 2016: YouTube, Google+, AMP

New this week: Google+ rolled out updates for web and desktop, the YouTube Editor can now blur moving objects, and Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) are now supported by AdSense, Google Analytics and Wordpress.

The Gmail Android app now offers rich text formatting, Google Docs lets you type and format with your voice on desktop, archived Google data can now be directly uploaded to Dropbox or OneDrive, and you can live stream from the Facebook Android app.

All that, plus tips for Google+, YouTube, Blogger, Google Analytics, AdSense, Google Drive and more!

Image: In honor of leap day (Monday, February 29th): Deer leaping among flowers by Franz Marc (1912)
  • Learn more about the TC Program with Gmail and Chrome Community Managers Andy, Crystal, Megan. Kameron, Spencer & Michael! (Google Top Contributors)



  • Update Android G+ app 7.3.0: faster web page loading on wifi, filter notifications, community moderation mode and more (Luke Wroblewski)
  • Update Android G+ app update: Pre-rendering of web pages on wi-fi (Luke Wroblewski)
  • Update G+ Web Preview update: clearer access to profile info, visible Community "About" info, create Collection when posting (Luke Wroblewski)
  • Update Google+ Community update: public member lists will no longer display suspended accounts (Luke Wroblewski)
  • New Google+ Developers should now follow the Google Developers for announcements about the Google+ API, buttons and developer tools (Google+ Developers - also see Google Developers)
  • Tip Alex Garcia is explaining the Google+ settings in detail in his How to Google+ Collection (Alex Garcia)
  • Tip Give your Google+ posts a catchy title & interesting description to pique people's interest (Sooraj Wadhwa)
  • Tip Select a quality cover image for your Google+ Collection (Sooraj Wadhwa)

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