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Week in Review - August 6, 2016: Let the games begin!

This week chat came back to Hangout video calls, Picasa Web Albums is truly retired (and replaced with Album Archive), and Google pushes Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP).

Plus there are tips and updates for YouTube viewers, webmasters and bloggers, local business owners, map users and more.

Follow the 2016 Olympics in Rio on social media


YouTube and Video Creation

Go Live

Google+ and Google Spaces

Other social media

Google Photos and Mobile Photography

Google for businesses

  • Update Google My Business Intro/Description now only displays on Google+ (Mike Blumenthal)
  • Update Edit your local business's introduction in its Google About Me settings
  • Tip A Google Business Page is Free, you DO NOT need to use Map Registrations (Tim Capper)
  • Article The Real Problem With 'Areas of Interest' on Google Maps (CityLab)

Bloggers and Webmasters

AdSense and advertising

  • Tip Are native ads right for your site? Download our new #AdSenseGuide to find out… (AdSense)
  • TIp How to set up AdSense to add advertising to your Blogger blog

Hangouts and Mobile Messaging

Nexus, Android, Project Fi

  • Update August Android security update is rolling out to Project Fi users (Project Fi)
  • Tip Learn more about Android security for businesses (Google For Work)


Privacy and Security

Updated in March 2019 to remove Google+ links