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Week in Review - March 26, 2016: Google Photos, Gmail, Google+

This week Google Photos launched auto-created albums and the option to add maps, locations and text to your albums. Google also made the Nik Collection of professional Photoshop plugins free. Google+ updated Android and iOS apps. Gmail rolled out new security features.

Plus there are tips and updates for video creators, webmasters, live broadcasters, and much much more.

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Image: Detail from "Still life of fruit and flowers with animals" by David de Koninck (late 17th c) (Public Domain)


  • Update G+ iOS app 5.4: filter notifications, inline comments on posts, 2 columns on the iPad and more! (Luke Wroblewski)
  • Update G+ Android app 7.5: retry sending failed posts, bug fixes, improvements (Luke Wroblewski)
  • Tip The Google+ Mentions tab lets you see all the posts and comments + mentioning you on a single page (Rupert Wood)
  • Tip Using Google+ Collections to split your posts by topics or interests is a must if you want to reach more people (Robert Wallis)

YouTube and video creators

Live Streaming

Google Photos

  • New Google Photos introduces auto-created albums, plus add a map or text to existing albums (Google Photos)
  • Update Google Photos Now Exports Slow Motion Video At Correct Speed (Android Police)
  • New The Google Nik Collection of pro desktop photo editing plugins is now free! (Google Nik Collection)
  • New New official German Google Photos help forum (Google Deutschland)

Small Business

  • Tip Business owners: do you own your business's Google listing? (Local Search Forum)
  • Tip Subscribe to the official Google Small Business YouTube channel for tips and information about your business on Google

Blogger and Webmasters

AdSense and AdMob


Message apps (no Hangouts update this week)

And more...

Updated March 2019 to remove Google+ links


  1. Thanks for sharing my videos, Peggy! I really appreciate it!

    And thanks for your on-going weekly news roundups, too. :)


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