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Weekly Update - April 22, 2017: YouTube Partner Program, G+ Metrics in G Suite, Updated Google Earth

This week’s big updates:
  • There is a new application process for the YouTube Partner Program
  • Update on YouTube Restricted Mode: why your content may be restricted - and a new way to provide feedback!
  • Google+ gets its first G Suite-only update: track Google+ adoption at your organization with new usage metrics
  • The updated Google Earth lets you voyage the world
  • Also this week was the Facebook F8 Developer Conference so there are a bunch of FB updates, with Messenger, AR, VR and some unusual interfaces dominating the news.
Plus tips and updates for YouTubers, Google Plussers, live streamers, webmasters, AdSense publishers, business owners and much more.

Happy Earth Day!

Image: Western Hemisphere of the Earth (Public Domain). Happy Earth Day!


YouTube and Video Creation

Go Live


  • G Suite admins: track Google+ adoption at your organization with new usage metrics (G Suite Updates)
  • Google+ Community Management Best Practices: Enforcing Community Guidelines (John Chvatal)

Other social media

Facebook F8 Developer Conference

Google Photos and Mobile Photography

Google for businesses

Bloggers and Webmasters

AdSense and advertising

Hangouts and Messaging

Nexus, Android, Project Fi


Privacy and Security

More around the web

Updated March 2019 to remove Google+ links