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Weekly Update - November 12, 2016: Google+, YouTube, Safe Browsing

Top updates this week:
  • Google+ makes it easier to post in Communities and supports AMP pages for faster mobile webpage loading
  • YouTube now supports HDR video and has launched an app for the Daydream VR viewer (which is now available for sale)
  • Google Safe Browsing now warns against repeat offenders and makes it easier to report malicious sites.
Plus more updates and tips for YouTube, Google+, Google Photos, Google Sites, Gmail, AdSense , Project Fi and more.

Image: Poppy Field, by Vincent van Gogh (1890)


  • 15 November Google Webmaster Central office hours
  • 17 November AdSense Hangout on Air (Register now!)

YouTube and Video Creation

  • YouTube now supports HDR video (YouTube)
  • The new YouTube VR app launches for the Daydream VR viewer (YouTube)
  • YouTube Kids comes to India, just in time for Children's Day (Google India)
  • #ShareGood: Introducing YouTube Creators for Change in Australia (Google Australia blog)
  • Adobe experimental tool lets you insert words into audio recordings by typing (Engadget)

Go Live

Google+ and Spaces

  • Update: Google+ gets AMP'd (John Nack)
  • Google+ Communities now have an easy sharing box (Daniel Raynaud​)
  • Google+ wants to hear about your accomplishments #ThatsAPlus ! (Google+)

Other social media

Google Photos and Mobile Photography

Google for businesses

  • How to transfer ownership of a Google Page and Brand Account (Online Ownership)

Bloggers and Webmasters

AdSense and advertising

Hangouts and Messaging

Nexus, Android, Project Fi


  • Google Map Maker graduating to Google Maps (Map Maker, Joy Hawkins)
  • Gmail and Google Calendar get a whole lot better on iOS ( Google Blog)
  • Build data-rich presentations in seconds with integrated apps and the Slides API (G Suite blog)

Privacy and Security

Around the web

Updated March 2019 to remove Google+ links