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Weekly Update - December 3, 2016: Google+ Photos, YouTube Live, Search Console

My top news this week:
There’s news about new leadership, updates and troubles at Twitter, Facebook and Reddit, reports about Android malware and hackers, and advances using AI to fight disease, flag inappropriate content, and improve search..

Plus there are updates and tips for video creators, live streamers, bloggers, webmasters, business owners and much much more.

Plus it’s beginning to look a lot like … Santa's Village is now open! (Google Blog)

Image: Detail from The Sawmill, December sun by Ester Almqvisit (1914) (public domain)


  • 7 December Getting Started with the New Google+ (details to come!)
  • 8 December #AskAdSense every Thursday 9:30 AM PST on Google+ and Twitter
  • 14 December Special Google Webmaster Central AMP & PWA office hours

YouTube and Video Creation

Go Live

Google+ and Spaces

Other social media

Google Photos and Mobile Photography

  • Snapseed update for Android and iOS: Improved UI for selecting parameters (Snapseed)
  • Flickr wants to see your best shot of the year (Flickr)

Google for businesses

Bloggers and Webmasters

AdSense and Advertising

Hangouts and Messaging

Android, Project Fi, Google Phones


Privacy and Security

More around the web

Updated March 2019 to remove Google+ links