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Weekly Update - October 29, 2022: Workspace Individual features, YouTube update, Twitter sale

  Are you ready for Halloween? There are lots of spooky features across the web that should help get you into the mood.  Also this week: Elon Musk takes over Twitter, Google Workspace Individual gives solopreneurs more features (and 1 TB storage), YouTube launches a new design for more immersive viewing, and much more. Subscribe to my newsletter  to get the Weekly Update by email. Goodbye to Hangouts This is it, the final week for Hangouts. It’s currently only available at and that will start redirecting to Google Chat on November 1. Here’s what you need to know. Halloween Treats Here are some options for getting into the Halloween spirit:  Get a website ready for next Halloween. Starting November 8 you can register a .boo domain to use for a spooky site. YouTube says #HalloweenMood is a new trend in Shorts . Creators show themselves or an object, then when the beat drops to the song “Zombie Rave” there’s a transformation into something Halloweeny. And

Get premium Meet, Calendar and Gmail business features with Google Workspace Individual

If you use your personal Google account for business, you can add a Google Workspace Individual subscription for access to premium Google Workspace features. Unlike a Google Workspace business account, you don’t need to have your own domain or manage your own email. Google Workspace Individual launched in June 2021 , with a few premium Meet meeting and Google Calendar appointment features. Since then new premium features have been added for Meet, Gmail, Calendar and Docs. It also comes with live (human) support. And with this week’s announcement , Workspace Individual will also include 1 TB of storage to use across Drive, Gmail, Photos and the rest of your Google account. You can also get some premium Google Meet meeting features with a Google One (2TB+) subscription in some countries . Which should you subscribe to?  Read on for details.  Get a quick overview of this information in short video form. Read on for more details about the features included with Google Workspa

Weekly Update - October 22, 2022: My Ad Center, Meet Presentations, Chat Spaces

This week there is a new way to control what ads you see in Google Search and YouTube, updates for video creators on TikTok and YouTube, new features in Google Meet and Chat, AI tools for image creation and video editing, tips for web developers and more. To get the weekly updates in your email inbox  subscribe to my newsletter. #OnEBoardChat: Internet Identities Join #OnEBoardChat this Sunday for a discussion of online identity and internet profiles. Everyone is welcome to join the discussion! It will be at 11AM PDT/6PM UTC. — Peggy K (@PeggyKTC) October 20, 2022 I am hosting this week’s #OnEBoardChat, and the discussion topic is online identities. Are you just one person on the internet? Or do you have multiple personas? Is your profile the same everywhere or customized? How did you select your profile photo and handle? It’s Sunday at 11AM Pacific, 6PM UTC. Follow me on Twitter or watch the #OnEBoardChat hashtag to join the discussion. My Ad Ce

Weekly Update - October 15, 2022: YouTube Handles, AdSense Accounts, Future Office

This was a big week for updates.  YouTube introduced @handles as unique channel identifiers (for everyone) and expanded the Community Tab to many (most?) channels.  YouTube Partners were alarmed by an AdSense payments account closure notice, and AdSense launched an improved “Brand Safety” tab and the option to enable first-party cookies.  Google, Microsoft, and Facebook shared their vision of the future office, plus lots of updates available today for video meetings, chat, and productivity services. You may not be able to get through this week’s edition in one sitting. But I think the information is worth it. Want weekly updates in your email inbox? Subscribe to my newsletter. Unique handles for YouTube channels YouTube announced that every channel will have a unique handle. If you have an existing YouTube channel, you will be able to add a handle by November 14 (at which point YouTube will assign handles). You can add any available handle that meets YouTube’s policies. And if you do