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Weekly Update - December 12, 2020: YouTube Live, Pixel Camera, Duo

As we move rapidly towards 2021, Google is rolling out its final updates for the year. YouTube now supports HDR for live streaming, Duo lets you screen share in group calls, Pixel phones have new filters in the Google Photos editor and the Camera on the Pixel 4a(5g) and Pixel 5 now has Portrait mode in Night Sight. And there’s more for publishers, webmasters, video creators, and even Microsoft Office users.

‘Tis the season! There are holiday scenes for your next video get-together in Facebook Rooms and Microsoft Teams. And Google’s Santa Tracker is up and running.

2020 in Review

YouTube and Video


Publishers and Web Developers


  • Google has a new podcast: Where the Internet Lives is “a six-episode narrative journey into the hidden world of data centers.”

Social Media

Video Calls




That’s all the updates for this week. Subscribe to get the Weekly Update in your email inbox or favorite feed reader every week. Miss last week’s update? Get it here.

Image: Photo by Anna Shvets from Pexels. Pantone’s colors for 2021 are yellow “Illuminating” (Pantone 13-0647) and “Ultimate grey” (Pantone 17-5104).


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