Blogging takes time, effort and creativity. Make regular backups of your Blogger blog so that you will always have a copy of your creative output. Blogger offers a number of ways to backup your blog content:
Under-18 student Google Workspace for Education accounts will lose access to YouTube and Blogger after September 1, 2021. Students should back up their YouTube and Blogger accounts as soon as possible.
YouTube is launching new features to improve search: you can view - and jump to - Chapters from the search results, preview snippets on mobile, and if there aren’t relevant search results in your language, you may see automatically translated captions, titles and descriptions when relevant content in the local language isn’t available. YouTube is also experimenting with showing website links from Google Search (so far only) in India and Indonesia.
AdSense has added three new settings to “Auto Optimize”: select the percentage of traffic you want to see the experiment, remove an ad style you don’t want experiments run on, and the option to block a particular experiment.
Facebook launched Horizon Workrooms, which let you attend a virtual meeting using an Oculus Quest 2 headset. It uses Oculus Remote Desktop to let you bring your computer and keyboard into the meeting. If someone joins with video, rather than VR, they appear on the virtual screen in the virtual meeting room. If you have the right hardware and physical space (Facebook recommends 6.5 feet by 5 feet to use the virtual whiteboard), you can give it a try. Facebook promises not to use your work conversation and docs to target ads.
Watch this Creator Insider video to help understand a drop in watch time performance on your channel. One takeaway: it’s best to look at your stats over time, as performance tends to be highly volatile.
AdSense has posted a reminder that its content requirements do not allow promotion of harmful health claims or “relates to a current, major health crisis [COVID-19] and contradicts authoritative scientific consensus.” Also prohibited: content promoting hate groups, demonstrably false election-related claims. If you are monetizing your website or blog these policies apply to both your content and comments on your posts.
Pinterest is making it easier to find relevant beauty information by adding hair pattern filters. Refine your search for “summer hair styles” by limiting it to protective, coily, curly, wavy, straight or shaved/bald hair.
If you use Google Chat with a Google Workspace account, the new “trusted domains” lets you chat with members of a trusted organization, even if external chats are otherwise not allowed. This needs to be set up by your Google Workspace administrator.
Some Google Workspace users will be able to indicate where they are working from in Google Calendar. If you sometimes work at home, and other times go into the office, this can let your coworkers know where you are.
A useful tip from JR Raphael on how to enter a live interactive date in your Google Docs document or quickly insert a link to an upcoming Calendar event. Just start by typing @.