YouTube and Video
The YouTube Studio mobile app
has a bunch of recent updates in addition to a “fresh new look”: new search filters for comments, new analytics details, ability to appeal monetization limitations, and a currency setting for monetization stats.
Bloggers and Publishers
“State of the Word’‘ highlighted the past year and demo’d some upcoming features. On the roadmap: native multi-lingual support and real-time collaborative editing. Watch the event
has improved breakout rooms
. Meeting hosts and co-hosts can automatically move people from breakout rooms back to the main meeting room, and participants will see a countdown in the breakout room before they are moved. When people are automatically returned to the main call, their camera and microphone is turned off. This is available to all Google Workspace editions that support breakout rooms, except the Teaching and Learning upgrade (where it will be available next year).
Google Calendar has improved settings
so that you can choose whether you automatically add all invites to your calendar, or only add those that you have RSVP’d to in the event email notification.
Add a Maps chip
to your Google Docs
document simply by pasting a Google Maps link. The chip lets you quickly open the location in Maps, view the location in the Google Maps side panel, and easily find directions to the location. Learn more
A tiny - but useful - update to the Google Calendar mobile app
if you have more than one Google account: you will now be able to see your account profile photo at top right. You can switch between accounts by tapping your photo, then selecting a different account. This is available for both iOS and Android.
According to Joy Hawkins at Sterling Sky, the latest vicinity algorithm update in Google local search
is seeing the “biggest change since the Hawk update in 2017”. Learn about the change
Street Fight reports Google Local Guides
write most of the reviews of businesses on Google, and their reports are shorter on average.