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Weekly Update - July 25, 2020: Meet & Chat, Messages, AdSense

This week we learned more about Google’s plans for Meet, Chat and their vision for a “home for work”, learned which playlist features YouTube plans to deprecate, and updates to AdSense content policies, prohibiting medical misinformation and spyware content. Plus there are updates for Messenger, webmasters and more.

Google Cloud Next ‘20: On Air: Meet, Chat, Docs and more

More Messaging

  • Google Messages - Google’s app for SMS, MMS, and RCS (“chat”) - got five new features this week: Duo video calling integration, easier voice messaging, emoji reactions (RCS chat only), stickers in Smart Reply suggestions, and an editor to draw or write on shared photos.

YouTube and Video

AdSense

  • AdSense content policies will be updated in August to explicitly prohibit content that "relates to a current, major health crisis and contradicts authoritative, scientific consensus," or that promotes spyware or surveillance products and services (with a few exceptions).

Webmasters

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