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Week in Review - April 30, 2016: YouTube, Google Photos, AdSense

This week’s big news was YouTube’s announcement of an improved Content ID process that lets Creators earn while the claim is being disputed. That means that false claims won’t cost Creators money. YouTube also updated the mobile app with improved suggestions, launched the new YouTube Space in Toronto, and introduced new 6 second “bumper” ads.

Plus Google Photos lets you edit auto-created movies, there are new Page-Level ads for AdSense Publishers, and updates for Inbox, Gmail, Google Calendar, webmasters and much more!

And there is also plenty of Google news - in this year’s “Founders’ Letter” Sundar Pichai took a look at where Google is heading (AI all the way!), and the company is reportedly starting its own hardware division and an in-house business incubator for employees.

Read on for more!

Image: Mardi Gras float design for Krewe of Proteus, New Orleans, 1887. "The Elfin May-Pole" by Carlotta Marie Bonnecaze (d. 1930). Work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less.


  • New! YouTube improving Content ID to let creators earn while a claim is disputed! (YouTube Creator Blog) 
  • Update YouTube mobile app now uses neural network tech for Home screen suggestions (YouTube Blog)
  • Opportunity Are you a Help Hero? Your tech support videos might be featured on the official YouTube Help channel 
  • New Canadian Creators: YouTube Space Toronto opens today! (YouTube Blog)
  • New YouTube will start showing 6 second "Bumper" ads on mobile devices (Inside AdWords)
  • Update YouTube + Google Apps: New options for schools & businesses to manage YouTube access (Google Apps Updates)
  • Article Setting the Record Straight: YouTube is good for musicians, songwriters and the music industry (YouTube Creator Blog)

Live streaming


  • Opportunity Have a Spring Cleaning or Interior Design G+ Collection? Submit to this week's#FeatureFriday contest! (Deadline May 11) (Sophie Bonnet)
  • Opportunity Get your movie & flower Google+ Collections ready for #FeatureFriday! (Next up!) (Sophie Bonnet)
  • Opportunity Do you post awesome content on Google+? Google+Create wants you! (Robert Wallis)
  • Tip How to create a new Google+ Collection on your Android device (Sooraj Wadhwa)
  • Tip How to create a new Google+ Collection on your iOS device (Sooraj Wadhwa)
  • Article Google Posts Pick Up Where Google Authorship Left Off with Semantic Search (Eli Fennell)

Google Photos

  • Update Google Photos update: customizable movies, redesigned search, manage device folders (Google Photos)
  • Update SnapSeed update for Android and iOS (SnapSeed)
  • This year's Google I/O schedule packed with VR talks (Ars Technica)
  • Automated colorization of black & white photos (Gizmodo)

Local Businesses

Blogger and Webmasters


Mobile messaging - Hangouts and more


Other Google News and Articles

Updated March 2019 to remove Google+ links


  1. Peggy I really hope you get this I see you are pretty knowledgeable on adsense and I could really use some help.. :/ hopefully a simple fix (I hope) I had a old email with adsense hooked into facebook. I delete this email 100%. Made a new email verify it through YouTube getting it all set up I try to add it to adsense and it tell me they can't cause my info matches my old deleted email. Is there anyway to fix this????


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