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Weekly Update - June 24, 2017: VidCon, Google+ Sharing, Google Posts

Happy summer!

VidCon US was this week, and YouTube had a big presence, including a live show with YouTube stars, and a Keynote address from CEO Susan Wojcicki hosted by Rhett and Link.

There were some stats - 1.5 billion logged in viewers visit YouTube every month, and viewers spend over an hour a day watching YouTube just on mobile devices.

And, of course, there were announcements: a new VR180 video format for virtual reality, mobile sharing rolling out to more countries, improvements to the YouTube mobile apps, 12 new YouTube Red shows and 10 new YouTube TV markets, and more. See the full list of VidCon links below.

Also this week:
  • Google explained four ways it's fighting terrorism online YouTube Trusted Flaggers, better automated detection, content warnings, and counter-radicalization content  
  • The Google+ share button on desktop now just reshares to Google+. That means fewer clicks if you just want to share on Google+, but it’s a but harder to share to Twitter, Facebook or copy the post link.
  • Google Posts rolled out worldwide in Google My Business. These are time-limited posts that appear in the business’s Google search results Knowledge Panel and Google Maps listing.
  • Google announced that they will stop scanning your Gmail email to personalize the ads they deliver.
  • Twitter got a round redesign and Facebook introduced measures to protect profile photos
Plus there are tips and updates for YouTubers, Live Streamers, Plussers, Business Owners, Allo, Project Fi and much more!

Also June is LGBTQ Pride Month
Image: Beach Scene by Clarice Beckett (1932) (Public Domain)



YouTube and Video Creation

Go Live


  • Reshare Google+ posts more easily on Google+ (Carter Gibson)
  • Countdown to Collections 101 (Faith Tan)

Other social media

Google Photos and Mobile Photography

Google for businesses

  • Google Posts roll out worldwide in Google My Business (Google Advertiser Community, Mike Blumenthal)

Bloggers and Webmasters

AdSense and advertising

Hangouts and Messaging

Made by Google, Android, Project Fi


  • Google will stop scanning your Gmail content for ad personalization (Google Blog)
  • New responsive parametric Google font can be adjusted to for any design (The Next Web)

Privacy and Security

More around the web

Updated March 2019 to remove Google+ links


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