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Weekly Update - May 5, 2018: Facebook F8, Google Assistant, AdSense Metrics

This week was Facebook’s F8 developer conference, with a whole bunch of new features announced for the Facebook Platform, Instagram, and WhatsApp. There weren’t many updates in the Googleverse, but stay tuned for announcements from Google I/O in the coming week.
That’s the big round-up for this week. There are also tips and updates for video creators, webmasters, Google Plussers and more.

Image: Woven Fabric in Yucatan, Mexicon by Brian Snelson on Flickr (CC BY 2.0 license)


Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp updates from F8 (and related news)

YouTube and Video Creation

Go Live

  • Add country-level geo-restrictions to your live streams on Twitter (Krishna De)


  • Top Google+ #CreateConnections Tips from Lisa Watson: Using your hobbies and passions to inspire others through posts and collections
  • Google+ Community management tip: pin a post with essential information (Rachel Bakker)

Other social media

Google Photos and Mobile Photography


Google for businesses

Bloggers and Webmasters

AdSense and advertising

Hangouts and Messaging

Made by Google, Android, Project Fi


Privacy and Security

  • Google Chrome users will encounter a full-page warning whenever visiting a website whose SSL certificate is not registered with a public certificate log (Gizmodo)
  • Change your password for Twitter (and on any other site or service that uses the same password) (Twitter blog)

More around the web

Updated March 2019 to remove Google+ links.