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Weekly Update - October 15, 2016: Project Fi, Google Photos, YouTube

This week’s top updates:
  • Project Fi now offers group plans
  • Google Photos has more ways to discover images (and more)
  • YouTube acquires Famebit

Plus tips and updates for Google+, Google Spaces, YouTube, Google Photos, webmasters, AdSense publishers, Business owners, emailers, Android phone owners and more!

Image: Postcard showing man and woman using telephones c. 1910 (Public Domain)


YouTube and Video Creation

Go Live

Google+ and Spaces

  • Google+ update: Create and edit communities (Luke Wroblewski)
  • Google Spaces update: Start New Threads on Android (Luke Wroblewski)
  • Understanding Google+ Posts (Alex Garcia)

Other Social Media

Google Photos and Mobile Photography

  • Google Photos update: more photo highlights, animations from videos and rotate suggestions (Google Photos)
  • This Google Photos album shows what the new Pixel phones camera can do (The Next Web)
  • Google’s new Sprayscape app is purposely imperfect (TechCrunch)
  • Google Photos is great for image distribution for work (Robert Wallis)
  • Panoramio closing November 4th, link your account to Google for the images to be automatically archived 

Google for businesses

  • Fake surveys: A trick spammers use to create a fake Google Maps listing with your address (Joy Hawkins)

Bloggers and Webmasters

AdSense and advertising

  • The AdSense account interface gets a material design update (Inside AdSense)
  • If the PIN you recently received from AdSense was incorrect, you can get a new one (AdSense)
  • AdSense Publishers: Get your free all-in-one AdSense Policy Compliance Guide (Inside AdSense blog)
  • How the Google AdWords app can help you stay connected with your ad campaigns, using your smartphone (Google Partners)

Hangouts and Messaging

Nexus, Android, Project Fi


Privacy and Security

More around the web

Updated March 2019 to remove Google+ links