What's new for Creators this month? Top updates for YouTubers, Plussers and Bloggers in January 2017

Here's a brief overview of the updates to Google+ and YouTube this month, plus some Blogger tips.

The format is an experiment. I definitely need to practice switching between screenshare and my camera. Check it out and let me know what you think!

Here are the topics I touched on:

Google+ Updates

(Yes, YouTubers on Google+, these changes will affect you!)

➞ Retirement of Classic Google+
https://blog.google/products/google-plus/making-googleplus-work-better-for-you/

➞ Classic Events
https://plus.google.com/+LukeWroblewski/posts/GVkd4WRXD4k

➞ Create a Google+ Event for your Hangout on Air
http://www.peggyktc.com/2016/08/create-google-event-for-your-hangout-on.html

➞ “Your Influence” stats
https://plus.google.com/+DanielRaynaudGoog/posts/BkzApu6LxqP

➞ Google My Business removes support for Google+ Brand Pages
https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/News-Updates/Removing-support-for-Google-Brand-Pages-from-the-GMB-Dashboard/td-p/901563#

➞ Hide low quality comments
https://plus.google.com/+PeggyKTC/posts/49Fxx6wtehc

➞ Image zoom and pan on desktop
https://plus.google.com/110610523830483756510/posts/2ixXCL6wziR

➞ Screen layout improvements
https://plus.google.com/+LukeWroblewski/posts/LBBfcQ2RNYT

➞ Google+ Collections Best Practices
https://plus.google.com/+FaithTanSM/posts/5ikRQtDjWSu

YouTube Updates

➞ Susan Wojcicki “Thanks for another incredible year!”
https://youtube-creators.googleblog.com/2017/01/thanks-for-another-incredible-year.html

➞ Notification bell
https://plus.google.com/+PeggyKTC/posts/Y9pqjqCDz9i

➞ Bye Fan Funding, Hello Super Chat
https://youtube.googleblog.com/2017/01/can-we-chat-hello-super-chat.html

➞ Creator Studio lets you add thumbnails on mobile devices
https://plus.google.com/+PeggyKTC/posts/6aXiPcUPZoG

Blogger updates

➞ Free webinar: Blogger Beyond Text
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jz2yuucLlOU

➙ How to add emoji, symbols and special characters to your blog post
http://www.peggyktc.com/2017/01/blogger-tip-insert-emoji-symbols-special-characters.html

➞ How to insert images from Google+ and Hangouts into your Blogger blog post
http://www.peggyktc.com/2017/01/blogger-tip-insert-image-from-google-plus-hangouts.html

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www.youtube.com/peggyktc
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