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Week in Review - June 4, 2016: Google+, Hangouts, Accounts and more

As we roll into summer, there were a few updates this week: updates to the Android Google+ and Hangouts apps, improvements to your Google Account Settings, Google Now on Tap, and Google Keep.

The image is a detail from A Love Story by E. Phillips Fox (1903). The perfect summer day.

YouTube and Video Creation

  • Update The YouTube Trends Map and Dashboard are being retired
  • Update 360-degree video comes to Twitter (The Verge)
  • Tip How to Make an Interactive Video Work for You (VideoInk)
  • Tip Make an edible Google Cardboard viewer for delicious watching (Make:)

Live Broadcasting


  • Update Have a Google+ Collection full of flowers? Submit to #FeatureFriday by June 8 (Sophie Bonnet)
  • Update Google+ Android 8.0.0 update: new flagging options and more (Luke Wroblewski)
  • Tip G+ Tip: Change the image when you share a link (Sooraj Wadhwa)
  • Is Google doing away with Google+ business Pages? (Robert Wallis)
  • Carthago delenda est! Mark Zuckerberg and the war to crush Google+ (Vanity Fair)
  • Tip How do I use Google Spaces? (Martin Brossman on YouTube)

Google Photos and Mobile Photography

Google for Small Businesses

Bloggers and Webmasters

Hangouts and Mobile Messaging

Nexus and Android

Privacy and Security

  • Update Google "My Account" improvements and new controls (Official Google Blog)
  • Update Removing account owner name from the Google bar (Google Apps Updates blog)
  • Tip Google Has Been Recording Your Voice (Unbox Therapy on YouTube)


Elsewhere on the web

Updated March 2019 to remove Google+ links


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