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Weekly Update - September 25, 2021: YouTube Chapters, Meet Light Adjustment, Chat PWA

Happy Autumn! It won't really cool off here in California for a couple more months, but it still feels like there is change in the air. (And no I don't mean wildfire smoke.) This week there are tips and updates for YouTube, Google Meet, Google Chat, Gmail and more. Plus a sneak peek at Google’s new newsletter platform in the works. To Try Google’s Area 120 has a new newsletter service called Museletter . This lets you create a public profile for Google Drive. You can publish any Google Drive files to your profile or an email list, including Google Docs newsletters, Google Slide decks, photos and other files. The plan is to offer analytics, community features and paid subscriptions. If that sounds interesting, request early access . Note that this may be limited to the United States. (Update December 14, 2021: Google is shutting down Museletter on December 20. The public-facing content creation tools were never made available. ) Learn Google Workspace for Education is of

Weekly Update - September 18, 2021: YouTube, AdSense, Google Search

This week there are tips and updates for YouTubers, AdSense Publishers, website owners and more. Upcoming There is a free AdSense ad-serving webinar on September 23 that will cover topics such as the Ads.txt and Sellers.json files, how to fix broken ads, native ads and matched content, sticky ads and more. The webinar will include a live Q&A session. If you are unable to attend live, the recording will be available on the official AdSense YouTube channel . Google Cloud Next is October 12-14 . It is virtual, free and you can now build a playlist of the presentations you want to see. Learn about machine learning, data analytics, databases, Google Workspace and more for your business. This Week's Top Updates There is now a “translate” button for YouTube comments in the Android and iOS YouTube mobile apps. More than 100 languages are supported. YouTube will translate the comments into the language it thinks you want, not necessarily the main language you have set. The lan

Weekly Update - September 11, 2021: YouTube, Google Chat, Twitter

Today is the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. I was fortunate. I didn’t lose family or friends and my life was minimally disrupted. But I will never forget.  Reminder: you can get the weekly update in your email inbox by subscribing to my Creator Weekly newsletter .  This week’s top updates YouTube is expanding Community posts to all channels with at least 500 subscribers . Community posts can include multiple images, polls, text or videos, and can be scheduled in advance ( learn more ). The Community tab replaces the Discussion tab, and with this rollout the Discussion tab will be removed from all channels on October 12. Google Chat’s Rooms are now Spaces . Spaces are designed for collaboration and are integrated with Meet, Calendar, Drive, Docs and Tasks. New features that will be available in the coming months include tools for content moderation, in-line topic threading, enhanced search, and discoverable Spaces within a

Weekly Update - September 4, 2021: Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn

This is Labor Day weekend in the United States. It isn’t just the (unofficial) end of summer, or a day to shop the sales. It’s a day to recognize the contributions of US workers. Take the day off if you can! This week Twitter launched Super Follows, LinkedIn is killing stories, YouTube is launching Music Library attributions while removing old video attributions, you can access more of your Google Drive files offline and more. Upcoming changes If you created videos in the old YouTube Video Editor that included Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) clips, YouTube automatically added a “view attributions” link to that video description. That is being removed after September. Creators should add the attribution to the video description manually. If you are not sure if that applies to your content, you can submit a form requesting a list of affected videos. However, what is old is new. YouTube is launching automatic attributions for music used from the YouTube Audio Library in the cur

YouTube removing "View Attributions" page from videos created in the YouTube Video Editor

After September, YouTube will no longer show the View Attributions page . This only applies to videos created in the old YouTube Video Editor that included CC-BY content. In 2011 YouTube l aunched the option to add a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license to your videos. Organizations like C-SPAN and Al Jazeera licensed their content.  Those CC BY-licensed videos were available in the old YouTube video editor. In the editor you could create new videos by combining the the licensed clips with your own video content.  When you created a new video that way, YouTube automatically added a "View Attributions" link in the video description. Clicking that link let people see information about the source videos.  It is that View Attributions link that is being retired, due to "limited usage".  Creators should add the attributions manually to the video description instead.  Since this version YouTube Video Editor was retired in 2017, this change only applies to older