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Weekly Update - April 15, 2017: Google+, Google Photos, AutoDraw

Updates this week (nothing too major):
Staying secure?
Plus there are tons of tips for YouTube, Google+, AdSense, Blogger, webmasters, businesses and more.

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Image: AutoDraw bunny


YouTube and Video Creation

Go Live


  • Last chance to save your content from Google Spaces
  • Google+ Community managers: Apply to Community Vanguards to meet other community managers and learn more about running Communities! (Google+)
  • Google+ Community Manager best practices: writing Community Guidelines (Paul Pavlinovich)
  • Who is in charge of your business or organization's Google Brand Account, Google+ Page and YouTube channel? (Robert Wallis)
  • The Moderators: a look at those who ensure social media sites are not taken over by bots, scammers and pornographers

Other social media

Google Photos and Mobile Photography

Google for businesses

Bloggers and Webmasters

AdSense and advertising

  • How AMP affects AdSense Publishers and AdWords Advertisers (John Brown at Search Engine Journal)
  • YouTube Partners: Tips from AdSense for preventing invalid activity - skip ads on your own videos, don't ask for clicks and more (Inside AdSense)

Hangouts and Messaging

Nexus, Android, Project Fi


Privacy and Security

  • NSA-leaking The Shadow Brokers published exploits targeting most versions of Windows

More around the web

Updated March 2019 to remove Google+ links


  1. I have an account with google phots on my I phone. My Iphone broke and now I have an android. I can not log into google photos with the right email and password. How do I recover my old information?

    1. Angela: you will need to figure out the correct email username for that Google Photos account. You can try the Google Account Recovery process ( Make your best guess as to what the email username is. Or, if you cannot guess at all, click the "Find my account" link.


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