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Creator Weekly: Adobe Firefly in Photoshop and Premiere Pro; TikTok ban; YouTube monetization policy

  This week YouTube clarified its monetization policies; new features with Adobe Firefly in Photoshop, Premiere Pro and the web; TikTok banned in the US; Ghost in the Fediverse and more! The For Immediate Release podcast talked about my post about finding a new online home after the shutdown of Google+ . Did it resonate with you? Listen to FIR #402: Your Favorite Social Network Just Shut Down. Now What? Top news and updates this week Adobe announced Firefly Image 3 and new generative AI features on the web and in Photoshop, InDesign and Premiere Pro. Thumbnail A/B testing may be coming to YouTube as soon as this summer. YouTube clarified the Reused Content policy for the YouTube Partner Program. The US requires ByteDance to sell off TikTok or have it banned - but that may not happen for a year or longer. StreamYard’s acquisition by Bending Spoons is complete, and the new parent company wants to know what is important to St

Creator Weekly: Meta AI, new AdSense Auto ad format, TikTok Community Guidelines

This weekend marks the start of Earth Week, which is a great time to think about what steps you can take to help the environment. Native plants in your garden? Fewer plastic bags? It all helps. Top news and updates this week YouTube Shorts let you create a collab of a collab Meta AI integration with Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger and stand-alone site AdSense Ad Intent Auto ads adds links to your content TikTok updated Community Guidelines and new Creator Code of Conduct YouTube cracking down on ad-blocking 3rd party apps Twitch Discovery Feed rolling out soon Adobe Express mobile app (with video editor) generally available Google Search Console makes it easier to remove unused website owner tokens Bluesky personalized moderation explained Embed Bluesky posts on your website Embed Substack Notes on your website X says it will charge new users Post is shutting down Snapchack will watermark AI content Meet has in-meeting annotations Google Chat can interoperate with Slack

Creator Weekly: Google Photos AI editing tools, YouTube Shopping, Google Vids AI video creator

This week it’s all about AI, with new AI features in Google Workspace, Google Photos AI features available to everyone, the new Google Vids AI-powered video generator and more.YouTube also announced Shopping Collections and a new Affiliate Hub for creators. Plus a few short tutorials and lots more updates. Top news and updates this week Google Vids AI powered video creator coming in June AI features for Google Meet and Google Chat Google Photos AI editing tools available to everyone YouTube Shopping Collections and Affiliate Hub Substack is rolling out new features for podcasters, including Sync to Spotify Lyrak is a new social platform for news, with monetization options and (soon) Fediverse support Beeper is a new messaging app with one inbox for 14 platforms Read on for details and additional updates! Creator Weekly In Your Inbox 📨 Subscribe to get the Creator Weekly by email. Creator Week

Choose how Google personalizes the ads you see on YouTube, Search and Discover

If you turn on ad personalization for your Google Account, you can control what personal information is used to customize the ads you see on YouTube, Google Search and Discover. You can also let Google know what topics and brands you would like to see more or less of. You can also set your account to not see personalized ads. Note that non-personalized ads may still use factors like your current location, time of day, and website you are visiting to determine which ads you see.  Here's a brief overview of the My Ad Center settings :  Or read on for more detailed information. What data does Google use to personalize ads? Google may use data from a number of sources to show you ads it thinks you would be interested in. Personal details in your Google Account like age and gender Web and app activity, including your searches and sites you visited YouTube History, including videos you watched and searches on YouTube

Scroll the YouTube Posts feed for creator photos, polls, quizzes and more

Community Posts are a way for YouTube channels to share non-video content with their fans, including text posts, photos, polls, quizzes, announcements and more.  The Posts Feed (currently only available in the YouTube mobile app) lets you see only  those non-video channel posts in one place. Here's a quick overview of how to find the Posts feed. What kind of content is included in Community posts? Most YouTube channels are eligible to create YouTube Posts.  Learn about Community tab  eligibility  and how to create a post  in the YouTube Help Center. There are a number of different types of Posts: Text does not have formatting options. But you can add an image, share a link, and so forth. Viewers may need to click "Read more" to read the full post. Playlist link: when this is pasted into a post, it creates a nice clickable preview when the post is published Images or GIFs : if you create the post in the YouTube mob