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Week in Review - May 14, 2016: Google Photos, YouTube, GBoard and more

This week was about the social: Google Photos got comments for photos and albums and YouTube introduced Messenger a new way to share and chat on mobile (invite only). Google introduced a new keyboard for iOS devices with GIF and emoji search. Plus there were updates for Google Calendar, Google Translate, Hangouts, AdSense, Google+, and more.

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Get ready for Google I/O (May 18-20):

Get help with Google Products!

  • Have a problem with a Google product? Here is how forum escalations work (John Mueller via SEO Roundtable)


Live Streaming


  • Update Google+ iOS app update 5.6.0 : faster GIFs, easier to share webpages and more (Luke Wroblewski)
  • New Google Account settings now let you easily see who you've blocked on Google+ and Hangouts (Amber Yust)
  • Tip How to share a YouTube video into a Google+ Collection (Sooraj Wadhwa)

Google Small Business

Google Photos and VR

Bloggers and Webmasters

  • Tip Change the landing page of your Blogger blog (Luke Bjerring)
  • New More SEO data in Google Analytics with Search Console integration (Google Webmaster Blog)
  • Tip Changes to clicks, impressions, and CTR in Google Analytics (John Mueller)
  • New Google's Structured Data Testing Tool gets new design and address (Avner Pinchover)
  • Update Google fully rolled out the mobile-friendly updates as mentioned in March (Google Webmasters)
  • Update Google Increases Width of Main Search Results Column (Jennifer Slegg @ SEM Post)
  • New Automattic to offer .blog domain names, WordPress not required (Marketing Land)

AdSense and AdMob

Android, Nexus, Project Fi

Hangouts and Mobile Communications

Account Security and Privacy

  • New Google Account settings now let you easily see who you've blocked (Amber Yust)
  • Tip What to do if you use 2-factor authentication and lose your phone (Lifehacker)


More from Google and around the web

Updated March 2019 to remove Google+ links


  1. Big positive strategy for Livestream, ultra, with these standards and technological methods in our era, impressive and wonderfully beautiful, even more fabulous. with harmonization between YouTube, Google+, full of excellences for a sublime distribution of participation in events and hangouts. *. Congratulations. *., for more great achievements, full of great success.


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