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Weekly Update - December 8, 2018: Hangouts, Allo, YouTube

I thought December would be a quiet month, but people were talking this week about Hangouts and Google’s chat app strategy, Tumblr’s sudden ban on adult content and much more.
2018 in review
Read on for links, tips and updates for YouTube creators, webmasters, the best of 2018 and more.

Image: The Pantone color of the year for 2019 is “living coral” (PANTONE 16-1546, HEX FF6F61, RGB 255 111 97). This photo by thecuratedsoul on Pixabay captures that tone.


  • December 11: Google Webmaster Central Office Hours Hangout
  • December 11: Google’s DevFest OnAir (register now!)
  • December 14: Google Webmaster Central Office Hours Hangout
  • December 21: Google Webmaster Central Office Hours Hangout (if you’re in Zurich, you may be able to join in person)

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Google Photos and Mobile Photography

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AdSense and advertising

Hangouts and Messaging

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Updated March 2019 to remove Google+ links