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Weekly Update - April 1, 2017: YouTube Monetization, Google+, and some Foolishness

It's been an eventful week. Here are my top updates:
Plus there are tips and updates for YouTube, Google+, AdSense, Webmasters, Live Streamers, Business Owners and more.


YouTube and Video Creation

Go Live


  • Location sharing has been removed from Google+, now part of Google Maps (Daniel Börresen)
  • This Month On G+: March Edition (Google+)
  • Google+ iOS 6.6.1 update: community management, bug fixes (Rupert Wood)
  • Google+ Community Management Best Practices: Full vs Limited Member (Paul Snedden)
  • Simple tips for creating quality posts in your Google+ Collections (Azlin Bloor)
  • Google+ Collections 101 Panel Recorded Video & Presentation (Faith tan)
  • Best Tips and Tricks from the Google+ Collections Community This Week (Nina Trankova)

Other social media

Google Photos and Mobile Photography

  • How to find your videos in Google Photos 
  • Deep neural networks can now transfer the style of one photo to another (The Verge)
  • Facebook​ introduces a new camera with special effects, Stories, Snapchat-like Direct sharing (Facebook blog)

Google for businesses

Bloggers and Webmasters

  • Google Optimize is now free for everyone (Google Analytics Blog)

AdSense and advertising

Hangouts and Messaging

Nexus, Android, Project Fi


Privacy and Security

  • How Google stops fraudulent apps from holding your device for ransom (Google Blog)

More around the web


Updated March 2019 to remove Google+ links