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Weekly Update - December 14, 2019: YouTube, Chrome, RCS

The days grow shorter, the weather grows colder, and there is a final flurry of feature updates before the new year. There are YouTube policy updates, new features in Chrome to help protect you from entering your password in phishing sites, expanded availability of RCS - the next generation SMS - in the US, new Duo features for Pixel 4 phones and more. (At this time last year, Google had just announced that the demise of Google+ would be four month earlier than originally scheduled. This week is very quiet in comparison.)
2019 Year in Review
Read on for more news, updates and tips for webmasters, searchers,  map users and more.
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Image: Winter trees by Jörg Vieli from Pixabay


The Year in Search

YouTube and Video Creation

Go Live

Social Media: Facebook and Instagram

Social Media: Twitter

Other Social Media

Google Photos and Photo Sharing

Google for Businesses

Bloggers and Webmasters

AdSense and Advertising

Hangouts, Meetings and Messaging

Made by Google, Android, Google Fi


Privacy and Security

More around the web


  1. Wow. You've outdone yourself this time Peggy. A deep dive into the headings indicates a longer stay and several returns. There is a lot of important content here, thanks. I must admit that the phone Interpreter Mode forced me to stop and read that article then.

    1. Glad you are finding content to chew on :) Phone Interpreter Mode is seriously cool. If it's available on your phone, give it a try.


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