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Weekly Update - April 14, 2018: Google Photos, YouTube, Facebook

It’s been another long week, without many updates. What we need is some music!
Plus there are tips and updates for Business owners, Webmasters, AdSense Publishers, Docs and Sheets users, YouTubers and more.

Image: California poppies are in bloom. Photo by me, all rights reserved.


YouTube and Video Creation

Go Live


  • Google+ #CommunityExperts: learn about Community Moderation tools with Margaret Tompkins (Google+ Moderators Community)

Other social media

Google Photos and Mobile Photography

  • Google Lens in Google Photos can now identify cat and dog breeds (Google Blog)
  • New AR Stickers in the Android Motion Stills app

Google for businesses

Bloggers and Webmasters

AdSense and advertising

Hangouts and Messaging

Made by Google, Android, Project Fi


  • Google Sheets now lets you record macros, plus more options for formatting and printing (Google Blog)
  • How to extract text from a PDF or image in Google Drive (TechRepublic)
  • Chrome OS features a brand new interface for touch and convertibles devices in Canary channel (Francois Beaufort)

Privacy and Security

More around the web

Updated March 2019 to remove Google+ links