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Weekly Update - May 27, 2017: Photos, Family, Advertising

The dust has settled from Google I/O and we’re starting to get the announced new features - at least for Google Photos. Here are my top updates this week:
Plus there are updates and tips for AdSense Publishers, YouTubers, live streamers, webmasters, Android O beta testers and much more!

Image: Detail from Poppies by John Singer Sargent (1886).
Monday, May 29th is Memorial Day, a day to remember the men and women who died while serving in the US armed forces. Poppies are a symbol of remembrance. Learn about National Poppy Day on the American Legion website, and see the Memorial Day 2017 virtual poppy wall.


YouTube and Video Creation

Go Live


  • Google+ has some nice updates in the works! (Leo Deegan)
  • Using Google+ Pages with Collections to build your Community (John Chvatal)

Other social media

Google Photos and Mobile Photography

  • New! Google Photos lets you Archive images
  • Personalize Google Photos by labeling your face and your contacts will get suggestions for sharing photos with you 
  • Google Family Groups let you easily share with your family & household: Google Photos, Calendar, Keep, in addition to YouTube TV and Google Play (Google Blog)
  • They’re here! Create Google Photos books in the iOS and Android app (Google Photos)
  • Why Google Is Suddenly Obsessed With Your Photos (Victor Luckerson @ The Ringer)

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