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Weekly Update - June 2, 2018: Project Fi, Hangouts Meet & More

There aren’t many updates this week. After the excitement of Google I/O and the mad rush to comply with the GDPR, June looks like it may be a quiet month.
  • All G Suite domains are being migrated from Hangouts Video Calls to Hangouts Meet for new Google Calendar events. Hangouts Meet has an updated user interface, and some additional features for Education and Enterprise accounts, including video recording and up to 50 people in a meeting. The down side of the change for some folks is that it requires an updated Chrome browser or Firefox version 60 or higher on desktop. Older computers won’t be able to use Meet.
  • Project Fi announced that it supports three new phones, the budget moto g6, and the high end LG G7 ThinQ and V35 ThinQ. That’s in addition to the moto x4, and Google’s phones: Pixel, Pixel2 and the older Nexus 5X, 6P, and 6.
  • Google Photos turned three this week. No cake, just stored memories.
  • If you need to get away, or have the urge to explore, AR tours are now available to anyone via the Google Expeditions app on both Android and iOS
Read on for links and more tips and updates for webmasters, YouTubers, Google Plussers, and more.

Image: Green June Beetle by Insects Unlocked on Flickr (Public Domain)


YouTube and Video Creation

Go Live


  • Be the best Google+ Community member you can be - and avoid the Google+ Community Trap (Robert Wallis)
  • Top tips for running special interest themes on Google+ (Margaret Tompkins)

Other social media

Google Photos and Mobile Photography

  • Google Photos launched 3 years ago last week!

Bloggers and Webmasters

AdSense and advertising

Hangouts and Messaging

Made by Google, Android, Project Fi

  • Three new phones for Project Fi: Project Fi: the moto g6, LG G7 ThinQ, and LG V35 ThinQ (Google Blog)


Privacy and Security

More around the web

Updated March 2019 to remove Google+ links