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Week in Review - June 25, 2016: YouTube, Live Streaming, Spaces and more

This week was all about video. At VidCon, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki made several announcements, including live streaming from the YouTube mobile app (soon!) and new features and support options for YouTube Creators.

Facebook and Twitter also announced video updates: Twitter now allows longer video uploads (up to 140 seconds!) and bought a machine learning startup to improve real time video, while Facebook announced that you’ll be able to schedule live broadcasts and a few other livestreaming features. Plus you can now livestream right into your Tumblr blog.

But it’s not all video in the Googleverse: Spaces got an update and launched a Trusted Members program, and you can now manage your Brand Accounts in your Google Account settings, sign in to your Google account with your phone, and test AdSense experimental features with just a few clicks in your account.

Plus there are tips and updates for photographers, bloggers, webmasters, Hangouts chatters, and more.


  • June 25 3:00 PM PT: VidCon Creator Keynote streamed live. “Learn how YouTube plans to strengthen global communities and make growing channels and interacting with fans easier than ever.” 
  • June 25/26: #GooglePlus5Global meetups to celebrate Google+ turning 5
  • Upcoming Google Webmaster Central Office Hours in English:
    • Tuesday, 28 June, at 16:00 Zürich time,
    • Friday, 1 July, at 11:00 Zürich time

YouTube @VidCon announcements

YouTube and Video Creation

Go Live

  • New YouTube Live Streaming: coming soon to the mobile YouTube app (YouTube Creators)
  • New Tumblr just launched live video, with support for YouTube, YouNow, Kanvas and Upclose (Tumblr blog)
  • Update Twitter buys machine learning startup Magic Pony, ability to sharpen real-time video (The Verge)
  • New Facebook Live will have scheduled broadcasts and let viewers "drop in" (Facebook Newsroom)
  • Article Facebook spends a ton of money to get users to watch livestreams (The Next Web)

Google+ and Google Spaces

  • New Manage your Brand Account in your Google Account settings (original post here
  • Update Six months of Google+ updates (Luke Wroblewski)
  • Tip Basic Tips For Getting the Most Out of Google+ Collections (Eli Fennell)
  • New Google Spaces Trusted Members program (Luke Wroblewski)
  • Update Google Spaces web update (Luke Wroblewski)
  • Update Google Spaces iOS app update 1.0.2 (Luke Wroblewski)
  • Tip Spaces Use Cases (Luke Wroblewski)

Google Photos and Mobile Photography

Google for businesses

Bloggers and Webmasters


  • New AdSense Labs: test experimental features from your AdSense account (Inside AdSense blog)

Hangouts and Mobile Messaging

Nexus and Android

Privacy and Security

  • New Google Account security: sign in with a phone, instead of a password (Google Apps Updates blog)


Updated March 2019 to remove Google+ links