New Drive File Stream settings for your organization’s deployment

Drive File Stream lets you stream files directly from the cloud to your computer and select files to be available offline. Based on your feedback we’re adding several features to Drive File Stream which will help you:
  • Control when changes are synced to Google Drive (all end users) 
  • Customize the cache location (admins only) 
  • Limit the bandwidth used (admins only) 
  • Customize drive letter or mount point (admins only)  

For more details on these features and how to use them, see below.

Control when changes are synced to Google Drive 

End users can now pause Drive File Stream syncing. While paused, Drive File Stream will not upload local changes to Google Drive, and new versions of files made available offline will not download. 

To pause syncing, open the Drive File Stream menu and click More > Pause Syncing.

Customize the cache location 

Admins can now customize the content cache location for Drive File Stream to any directory on a connected APFS, HFS+, or NTFS file system.

For details, see our Help Center on how to configure Drive File Stream.

Limit the bandwidth used 

Admins can now limit the bandwidth of Drive File Stream for uploads and downloads.

For details, see our Help Center on how to configure Drive File Stream.

Customize drive letter or mount point 

In a previous release, we added a feature that allows Admins to customize the default letter drive on Windows, the mount point on macOS, and proxy settings. These configurations can be set at the user or host-wide level, and persist when Drive File Stream restarts.

For details, see our Help Center on how to configure Drive File Stream.

Launch Details 

Release track:
Launching to both Rapid Release and Scheduled Release

Editions: 
Available to all G Suite editions

Rollout pace: 
Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility)

Impact: 
Admins and end users

Action: 
Admin action and change management suggested/FYI

More Information 
Help Center: Configure Drive File Stream
Help Center: Drive File Stream release notes


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Managing your Compute Engine instances just got easier



If you use Compute Engine, you probably spend a lot of time creating, cloning and managing VM instances. We recently added new management features that will make performing those tasks much easier.

More ways to create instances and use instance templates


With the recent updates to Compute Engine instance templates, now you can create instances from existing instance templates, and create instance templates based on existing VM instances. These features are available independently of Managed Instance Groups, giving you more power (and flexibility) in creating (and managing) your VM instances.

Imagine you're running a VM instance as part of your web-based application, and are moving from development to production. You can now configure your instance exactly the way you want it and then save your golden config as an instance template. You can then use the template to launch as many instances as you need, configured exactly the way you want. In addition, you can tweak VMs launched from an instance template using the override capability.

You can create instance templates using the Cloud Console, CLI or the API. Let’s look at how to create an instance template and instance from the console. Select a VM instance, click on the “Create instance” drop down button, and choose “From template.” Then select the template you would like to use to create the instance.

Create multiple disks when you launch a VM instance


Creating a multiple disk configuration for a VM instance also just got easier. Now you can create multiple persistent disks as part of the virtual machine instance creation workflow. Of course, you can still attach disks later to existing VM instances—that hasn’t changed.

This feature is designed to help you when you want to create data disks and/or application disks that are separate from your operating system disk. You can also use the ability to create multiple disks on launch for instances within a managed instance group by defining multiple disks in the instance template, which makes the MIG a scalable way to create a group of VMs that all have multiple disks.

To create additional disks in the Google Cloud SDK (gcloud CLI), use the --create-disk flag.

Create an image from a running VM instance


When creating an image of a VM instance for cloning, sharing or backup purposes, you may not want to disrupt the services running on that instance. Now you can create images from a disk that's attached to a running VM instance. From the Cloud Console, check the “Keep instance running” checkbox, or from the API, set the force-create flag to true.


Protect your virtual machines from accidental deletion


Accidents happen from time to time, and sometimes that means you delete a VM instance and interrupt key services. You can now protect your VMs from accidental deletion by setting a simple flag. This is especially important for VM instances running critical workloads and applications such as SQL Server instances, shared file system nodes, license managers, etc.

You can enable (and disable) the flag using the Cloud Console, SDK or the API. The screenshot below shows how to enable it through the UI; and how to view the deletion protection status of your VM instances from the list view.

Conclusion


If you already use Compute Engine, you can start using these new features right away from the console, Google Cloud SDK or through APIs. If you aren’t yet using Compute Engine, be sure to sign up for a free trial to get $300 in free cloud credits. To learn more, please visit the instance template, instance creation, custom images and deletion protection product documentation pages.

Freedom of data movement in the cloud era

In January, we joined an amicus brief with other technology companies in a case pending before the Supreme Court involving Microsoft and the U.S. Department of Justice. The companies that joined the brief argue that Congress must act to resolve the complicated policy questions raised by the case, as Congress is best-suited to weigh the important interests of law enforcement, foreign countries, service providers and, of course, the people who use the services.

Pending legislation in the U.S. Congress—the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act—would make important strides in addressing the issues raised in the Microsoft case by updating the decades-old Electronic Communications Privacy Act. Notably, the bill clarifies that the physical location of data is not a relevant criterion in determining the data disclosure obligations of U.S. service providers.

We wanted to share a little more information on why we think this is important and what it means for our customers and users. Modern distributed networks function in ways that do not focus on data location. As more people and businesses turn to the cloud to keep their data secure and ensure their services are dependable, infrastructure has had to grow and evolve to meet those demands. Global networks offer end users a level of dependability that previously required the most sophisticated backup technologies and significant individual hardware investment. Understanding how a global distributed network like ours works is key to understanding the benefits it offers and the challenges that are presented by laws that focus on where data is stored.

Growth of the public cloud

It’s been an important goal of Internet companies like ours to offer services that can be accessed by hundreds-of-millions of users no matter where they are. These services have to be fast, reliable, robust, and resilient. From our earliest days, it was essential that our index, with its links to vast swaths of content, be as comprehensive as possible. But beyond that, it was also critical that the service be fast. Increasing the speed of search meant a vastly improved experience for users otherwise accustomed to long load times over slow internet connections.

Through the years, we’ve worked hard to continually improve how we serve users in all corners of the world. From an infrastructure perspective, this has meant focusing on how best to route data securely, balance processing loads and storage needs, and prevent data loss, corruption, and outages.

Public cloud services operate on a global basis, using geographically distributed infrastructure to ensure that the services that run on them have maximum availability and uptime. Data typically no longer resides on a single hard drive or server rack, or even in a single data center. Instead, it must be stored, secured, and made available in a way that allows it to be accessed by the users who depend on it just as easily in India as in Germany.


Focus on the user

The way we handle data is driven by what’s best for our users, regardless of whether that user is an individual or a large enterprise. To provide them with the reliability, efficiency, resiliency, and speed they depend on, data might need to be stored in many different configurations across a global network.

Cloud infrastructure also offers business customers more control over where and how their data is stored, depending on their needs. These customers may choose to store their data in a country or data center near their corporate headquarters, or as close to their users as possible.

With customer needs in mind, cloud providers balance factors ranging from internet bandwidth, the likelihood of power outages over available networks, and network throughput. This short video explains how these considerations come to life on a distributed network, using the photo a Gmail user attaches to a message as an example.

Enhancing the security and integrity of your data

As this video explains, individual data files may be broken up into smaller pieces, stored, or moved to keep them safe and accessible. Modern internet networks increasingly transmit and store data intelligently, often moving and replicating data seamlessly between data centers and across borders in order to protect the integrity of the data and maximize efficiency and security for users.

This technological reality underscores why it’s important that legislative solutions not use data location as a way of determining whether a particular country can exercise jurisdiction over a service provider. As internet providers continue to improve their global networks to better serve their users—whether they’re individuals, businesses, educational institutions or others—it’s important that the law reflects an understanding of technological innovation, and how modern distributed systems function.  

Source: Google Cloud


The best of Android and Google with Android Oreo (Go edition) and Android One

Monday kicks off Mobile World Congress in Barcelona—the mobile industry’s largest trade show. Our partners will be announcing amazing new Android devices, you'll be able to see the growing industry momentum around RCS, and we'll be showcasing the latest from Google including Google Assistant and Lens. Before the show gets underway, I want to take a moment to reflect on where Android is today and where it’s going.

Android

This fall marks 10 years since the release of the first Android device. Back in 2008, building software for mobile devices was pretty hard. Development was highly fragmented and resource intensive, and there was very limited compatibility across phones. Android began with a bold idea: to solve this problem with a new, open platform that would give mobile developers access to uniform tools and give customers a customized experience with the best mobile technology available.

Today, Android powers more than 2 billion active devices from 1,300 brands across 24,000 unique products. The platform has thrived because of our commitment to openness and the vibrant ecosystem of manufacturers, developers, mobile operators and component suppliers. And together with our partners, many of which you’ll see next week at MWC, we want to continue to push the boundaries of hardware and software to bring you new amazing experiences and capabilities.

Android has achieved unprecedented scale in just 10 years, but there are new markets emerging where consistency in experience is becoming even more important. With that in mind, we want to share an update on Android Oreo (Go edition) and Android One, two programs that help people know exactly what they can expect when they pick up an Android device.

Android Oreo (Go edition): Delivering on our core values of access and experience

We're inspired by the success of Android across a wide range of devices, including entry-level phones which in many cases are the first and only way people get access to the internet. These devices need to be affordable, and the experience needs to be great. We don’t just want to provide people with access—we also want to provide a useful, high-quality experience.

Last year we introduced Android Oreo (Go edition), an optimized version of Android Oreo tailored for smartphones with 1GB of RAM or less. With a smaller amount of storage and processing power, these phones are less expensive for manufacturers to produce and can be sold at affordable prices, in some cases less than $50. With Android Oreo (Go edition), these phones are able to provide a high-quality experience, with the latest version of Android, Google Play Protect, and dedicated areas in Google Play highlighting apps optimized for Go edition. Android Oreo (Go edition) phones also include a set of apps from Google that are designed to use less memory and storage space, but still offer excellent experiences. For example, Google Go is built specifically to help new smartphone users find the information they want, YouTube Go is optimized for limited connectivity, and the Google Assistant for Android (Go edition) lets people quickly send messages, make calls, set alarms, and more with their voice and a single touch of the screen.

Starting next week, you’ll see the first set of Android Oreo (Go edition) phones, and soon after they’ll be available for you to purchase.

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Android One: Smart, secure, and simply amazing

While the openness of Android means manufacturers have the flexibility to offer unique experiences, we know people want some reassurance about what they can expect when they buy a device. That's why we introduced Android One, a program aimed at providing people with three key things: faster access to the latest Android OS updates and Google innovations, regular security updates, and an easy-to-use software design that’s intuitive and streamlined.

Android One combines Google’s latest software and services with beautifully designed hardware from top partners. With an Android One phones, you can expect:

  • Faster access to Android OS updates for two years, including the latest AI innovations from Google;
  • Amongst the most secure devices in the ecosystem with regular security updates for three years and Google Play Protect built in;
  • A simple, streamlined interface that includes the best of Google services including YouTube, the Google Assistant, Google Maps, Google Photos and more; 
  • Performance-tested hardware so you can pick the right device for your needs and know that it will deliver a best-in-class experience for years to come.
We’re excited about the progress we’ve made with Android One in recent months, and at MWC you’ll see news from our partners about some great new Android One devices.

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Android wouldn’t be what it is today without our partners. With Android Oreo (Go edition) providing a high-quality Google and Android experience at lower prices and Android One delivering the latest from Android and Google, we’re excited to see what amazing things the next 10 years of Android will bring.

Creating a single pane of glass for your multi-cloud Kubernetes workloads with Cloudflare



[Editor’s note: As much as we’d love to host all your workloads on Google Cloud Platform (GCP), sometimes it’s not in the cards. Today we hear from Cloudflare about how to enable a multi-cloud configuration using its load balancer to front Kubernetes-based workloads in both Google Kubernetes Engine and Amazon Web Services (AWS).]

One of the great things about container technology is that it delivers the same experience and functionality across different platforms. This frees you as a developer from having to rewrite or update your application to deploy it on a new cloud provider—or lets you run it across multiple cloud providers. With a containerized application running on multiple clouds, you can avoid lock-in, run your application on the cloud for which it’s best suited, and lower your overall costs.

If you’re using Kubernetes, you probably manage traffic to clusters and services across multiple nodes using internal load-balancing services, which is the most common and practical approach. But if you’re running an application on multiple clouds, it can be hard to distribute traffic intelligently among them. In this blog post, we show you how to use Cloudflare Load Balancer in conjunction with Kubernetes so you can start to achieve the benefits of a multi-cloud configuration.

The load balancers offered by most cloud vendors are often tailored to a particular cloud infrastructure. Load balancers themselves can also be single points of failure. Cloudflare’s Global Anycast Network comprises 120 data centers worldwide and offer all Cloudflare functions, including Load Balancing, to deliver speed and high availability regardless of which clouds your origin servers are hosted on. Users are directed to the closest and most suitable data center to the user, maximizing availability and minimizing latency. Should there be any issue connecting to a given datacenter, user traffic is automatically rerouted to the next best available option. It also health-checks your origins, notifying you via email if one of them is down, while automatic failover capabilities keep your services available to the outside world.

By running containerized applications across multiple clouds, you can be platform-agnostic and resilient to major outages. Cloudflare represents a single pane of glass to:
  • Apply and monitor security policies (DDoS mitigation, WAF, etc.)
  • Manage routing across multiple regions or cloud vendors, using our Load Balancer
  • Tweak performance settings from a single location. This reduces the time you spend managing configurations as well as the possibility of a misconfiguration
  • Add and modify additional web applications as you migrate services from on-premise to cloud or between different cloud providers

Load balancing across AWS and GCP with Cloudflare


To give you a better sense of how to do this, we created a guide on how to deploy an application using Kubernetes on GCP and AWS along with our Cloudflare Load Balancer.

The following diagram shows how the Cloudflare Load Balancer distributes traffic between Google Cloud and another cloud vendor for an application deployed on Kubernetes. In this example, the GCP origin server uses an ingress controller and an HTTP load balancer, while another cloud vendor origin its uses own load balancer. The key takeaway is that Cloudflare Load Balancer works with any of these origin configurations.
Here's an overview of how to set up a load-balanced application across multiple clouds with Cloudflare.

Step 1: Create a container cluster


GCP provides built-in support for running Kubernetes containers with Google Kubernetes Engine. You can access it with Google Cloud Shell, which is preinstalled with gcloud, docker and kubectl command-line tools. Running the following command creates a three-node cluster:

$gcloud container clusters create camilia-cluster --num-nodes=3 

Now you have a pool of Compute Engine VM instances running Kubernetes.

AWS


AWS recently announced support for the Kubernetes container orchestration system on top of its Elastic Container Service (ECS). Click Amazon EKS to sign up for the preview.

Until EKS is available, here’s how to create a Kubernetes cluster on AWS:
  • Install the following tools on your local machine: Docker, AWS CLI with an AWS account, Kubectl and Kops (a tool provided by Kubernetes that simplifies the creation of the cluster) 
  • Have a domain name, e.g. mydomain.com
  • In the AWS console have a policy for your user to access the AWS Elastic Container Registry
In addition, you need to have two additional AWS resources in order to create a Kubernetes cluster:
  • An S3 bucket to store information about the created cluster and its configuration 
  • A Route53 domain (hosted zone) on which to run the container, e.g., k8s.mydomain.com. Kops uses DNS for discovery, both inside the cluster and so that you can reach the Kubernetes API server from clients
Once you’ve set up the S3 bucket and created a hosted zone using Kops, you can create the configuration for the cluster and save it on S3:

$kops create cluster --zones us-east-1a k8saws.usualwebsite.com

Then, run the following command to create the cluster in AWS:

$kops update cluster k8saws.usualwebsite.com --yes

Kops then creates one master node and two slaves. This is the default config for Kops.

Step 2: Deploy the application

This step is the same across both Kubernetes Engine and AWS. After you create a cluster, use kubectl to deploy applications to the cluster. You can usually deploy them from a docker image.

$kubectl run camilia-nginx --image=nginx --port 80

This creates a pod that is scheduled to one of the slave nodes.

Step 3 - Expose your application to the internet 


On AWS, exposing an application to traffic from the internet automatically assigns an external IP address to the service and creates an AWS Elastic Load Balancer.

On GCP, however, containers that run on Kubernetes Engine are not accessible from the internet by default, because they do not have external IP addresses by default. With Kubernetes Engine, you must expose the application as a service internally and create an ingress resource with the ingress controller, which creates an HTTP(S) load balancer.

To expose the application as a service internally, run the following command:

$kubectl expose deployment camilia-nginx --target-port=80  
--type=NodePort

In order to create an ingress resource so that your HTTP(S) web server application is publicly accessible, you'll need to create the yaml configuration file. This file defines an ingress resource that directs traffic to the service.

Once you’ve deployed the ingress resource, the ingress controller that's running in your cluster creates an HTTP(S) Load Balancer to route all external HTTP traffic to the service.

Step 4 - Scale up your application 


Adding additional replicas (pods) is the same for both Kubernetes Engine and AWS. This step ensures there are identical instances running the application.

$kubectl scale deployment camilia-nginx --replicas=3

The Load Balancer that was provisioned in the previous step now starts routing traffic to these new replicas automatically.

Setting up Cloudflare Load Balancer

Now, you’re ready to set up Cloudflare Load Balancer, a very straightforward process:
  • Create a hostname for Load Balancer, for example lb.mydomain.com 
  • Create Origin Pools, for example, a first pool for GCP, and a second pool for AWS 
  • Create Health Checks 
  • Set up Geo Routing, for example all North America East traffic routes to AWS instance, etc.

Please see our documentation for detailed instructions how to set up the Cloudflare Load Balancer.

Introducing Cloudflare Warp


Working with StackPointCloud we also developed a Cloudflare WARP Ingress Controller, which makes it very easy to launch Kubernetes across multiple cloud vendors and uses Cloudflare controller to tie them together. Within StackPointCloud, adding the Cloudflare Warp Ingress Controller requires just a single click. One more click and you've deployed a Kubernetes cluster. Behind the scenes, it implements an ingress controller using a Cloudflare Warp tunnel to connect a Cloudflare-managed URL to a Kubernetes service. The Warp controller manages ingress tunnels in a single namespace of the cluster. Multiple controllers can exist in different namespaces, with different credentials for each namespace.

Kubernetes in a multi-cloud world


With the recent announcement of native Kubernetes support in AWS, as well as existing native support in GCP and Microsoft Azure, it’s clear that Kubernetes is emerging as the leading technology for managing heterogeneous cloud workloads, giving you a consistent way to deploy and manage your applications regardless of which cloud provider they run on. Using Cloudflare Load Balancer in these kinds of multi-cloud configurations lets you direct traffic between clouds, while avoiding vendor-specific integrations and lock-in. To learn more about Cloudflare, visit our website, or reach out to us with any questions — we’d love to hear from you!

Bringing the power of YouTube to more countries with YouTube Go

Last year, we launched YouTube Go in India, a brand new app built from the ground up to unlock the power of YouTube for the next generation of users. Since then, we've also launched YouTube Go in 32 additional countries, including Nigeria, Indonesia and Brazil, and we've seen firsthand the impact that bringing more people into the world of video can have.

For instance - a teacher who runs a primary school for low-income children in Lagos, Nigeria, says that using YouTube Go has “allowed me to download and watch more videos that help with everything from mathematics lesson plans to how to decorate the classroom.” Or Mapan — a startup in Indonesia that uses technology to train and empower low-income communities and families in rural Indonesia — is using YouTube Go as part of their regular arisans or community meet-ups to equip entrepreneurial women with financial skills and resources. Each arisans’ chairwoman downloads a playlist of videos related to starting and running a small business; they then share these videos with each other using YouTube Go’s nearby sharing function.

We're excited to expand YouTube Go to over 130 countries around the globe starting today. YouTube Go gives access to YouTube regardless of connectivity status and more control over data usage, while being locally and socially relevant. Key features of YouTube Go include:
  • Videos that matter to you: The YouTube Go home screen features trending and popular videos in your area, so that you can find and discover videos that you and your community care about. The entire experience is available in your language, with videos that are relevant to you.
  • Control over your experience: On YouTube Go, we’ll show you a video preview when you tap on a thumbnail, giving you a better sense of what the video is about before you decide if you want to watch it. You can then choose to download the video for viewing later or stream it now. And we also allow you to choose the amount of data you’d like to spend on that video.
  • Share videos with friends nearby: With YouTube Go, you can share videos with friends and family nearby without using any data.
From our previous launches, we've learned that you love those new features, so we made a few design changes to make them even more prominent in the app:
  • Watch in high quality: In response to user feedback, we’ve given you even more control of your experience and added the ability to download, stream, and share videos in High Quality in addition to basic and standard quality resolutions. 
  • Discover fresh content you love: We heard that you wanted an even easier way to get the freshest videos recommended to you. Now, you can get new personalized content with a simple pull of the home screen. We also notify you when new videos are uploaded from the channels you love.
  • Share more easily: We know you love sharing videos, so we made design changes to make it even easier to access the share nearby feature right from the home page. We also added a highly requested feature: allowing multiple videos to be shared at once.

We've been working hard to build a YouTube app that works for you, with brand new features designed with your preferences, aspirations and needs in mind. We can't wait to see what you can do with the power of YouTube in the palm of your hand.

Posted by Jay Akkad, Product Manager, YouTube, recently downloaded and watched Diving into 1000 Mousetraps in 4K Slow Motion - The Slow Mo Guys




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La puissance de YouTube au service d’un plus grand nombre de pays grâce à YouTube Go

Cette année, nous avons lancé YouTube Go en Inde, une application inédite, créée dans l’objectif de libérer la puissance de YouTube pour la nouvelle génération d’utilisateurs. Depuis, nous avons également lancé YouTube Go dans 32 pays supplémentaires, notamment au Nigéria, en Indonésie, et au Brésil et mesuré concrètement l’impact de l’accès à la vidéo d’un plus grand nombre d’utilisateurs dans le monde.

Par exemple, le directeur d’une école primaire de Lagos, au Nigeria, fréquentée par des enfants défavorisés explique que YouTube Go lui permet de « télécharger et de visionner un plus grand nombre de vidéos sur des thèmes aussi variés que le plan d’une leçon de mathématique ou des idées de décoration de la classe ». Citons également Mapan — une start-up indonésienne qui s’appuie sur les technologies pour former et autonomiser les communautés et les familles à faible revenu dans les régions rurales d’Indonésie — utilise régulièrement YouTube Go dans le cadre de ses arisans, sorte de réunion périodique entre personnes de la même communauté, afin de permettre aux femmes d’acquérir les compétences et les ressources financières nécessaires pour mener leurs projets d’entreprise. Chaque présidente d’arisan télécharge une liste de vidéos sur le lancement et la gestion d’une petite entreprise qu’elle partage ensuite avec les autres, grâce à la fonction de partage de YouTube Go avec des personnes à proximité. Le directeur d’une école primaire de Lagos, au Nigeria, fréquentée par des enfants défavorisés explique que YouTube Go lui permet de « télécharger et de visionner un plus grand nombre de vidéos sur des thèmes aussi variés que le plan d’une leçon de mathématique ou des idées de décoration de la classe. »

Aujourd’hui, nous sommes très heureux de pouvoir étendre l’application YouTube Go à plus de 130 pays à travers le monde. YouTube Go permet d’accéder à YouTube indépendamment de votre connexion et de mieux contrôler l’usage des données, tout en apportant des contenus pertinents d’un point de vue local et social. Principales fonctionnalités de YouTube Go :
  • Des vidéos sur des sujets qui vous intéressent : L’écran d’accueil de YouTube Go vous propose les vidéos tendances et populaires dans votre région, afin de découvrir les vidéos que vous et votre communauté appréciez. L’intégralité du contenu est disponible dans votre langue, avec des vidéos pertinentes pour vous.
  • Le choix des contenus et de la résolution : YouTube Go vous permet également de profiter d’une prévisualisation en cliquant sur la miniature d’une vidéo afin de vous faire une idée plus précise du thème avant de décider si vous souhaitez la regarder. Vous pouvez alors choisir de télécharger la vidéo pour la regarder plus tard ou de la visionner en streaming. L’appli vous permet également de choisir la consommation de données souhaitée pour cette vidéo.
  • Partagez des vidéos avec des amis à proximité : YouTube Go vous offre la possibilité de partager des vidéos avec vos amis et votre famille à proximité de vous, sans avoir à utiliser de la data. 
Les premiers lancements nous ont montré que ces nouvelles fonctionnalités étaient plébiscitées par les utilisateurs. Nous avons donc apporté quelques modifications dans le design pour toujours plus de visibilité :
  • Visionnez vos vidéos en mode haute qualité : Soucieux de prendre en compte les avis des utilisateurs, nous vous proposons encore plus de choix pour une expérience optimale. C’est pourquoi nous avons ajouté la possibilité de télécharger, de regarder en streaming et de partager des vidéos en mode haute qualité, en plus des résolutions de base et standard. 
  • Découvrez les derniers contenus que vous aimez : Vous avez exprimé le souhait d’accéder encore plus facilement aux vidéos les plus récentes qui vous sont recommandées. Vous pouvez désormais avoir accès à un nouveau contenu personnalisé par un simple glisser sur l’écran d’accueil. L’application vous informe également lorsque de nouvelles vidéos sont téléchargées de vos chaînes préférées.
  • Partagez plus facilement vos vidéos : Nous savons que vous aimez partager des vidéos. Pour cette raison, nous avons modifié le design de l’appli afin que vous puissiez accéder encore plus facilement à la fonction partage à proximité, accessible depuis la page d’accueil. Nous avons aussi ajouté une fonctionnalité très demandée : le partage de plusieurs vidéos en même temps.
Nous avons beaucoup travaillé pour créer une appli YouTube qui réponde à vos besoins, en intégrant des fonctionnalités inédites conçues à partir de vos préférences et de vos aspirations. Nous sommes impatients de voir ce que vous allez faire de la puissance de YouTube.

Publié par Jay Akkad, Product Manager, YouTube, vidéo téléchargée et visionnée récemment Plongeon dans 1000 pièges à souris - The Slow Mo Guys »

Looking for Europe’s top entrepreneurs: The 2018 Digital Top 50 Awards

Posted by Torsten Schuppe, Vice President, Marketing

Tech entrepreneurs are changing the world through their own creativity and passion. To celebrate Europe's thriving developers and the entrepreneurial scene and honor the most promising tech companies, in 2016 we founded the Digital Top 50 Awards, in association with McKinsey and Rocket Internet.

The 2018 edition of the awards are now open for applications and companies with a digital product or service from the EU and from EFTA countries can apply on the Digital Top 50 website until April 1, 2018.

All top 50 companies will receive free tickets and showcase space at Tech Open Berlin on June 20-21 2018, where the final winners in each category will be announced. The winner in the Tech for Social Impact category will be granted a cash prize of 50,000 euros, and all five winners will be provided with support from the founding partners to scale their businesses further—through leading professional advice, structured consulting and coaching programs, as well as access to a huge network of relevant industry contacts.

Helping people embrace new digital opportunities is at the heart of our Grow with Google initiative in Europe. With the DT50 awards, we hope to recognize a new generation of startups and scale-ups, and help them grow further and realize their dreams.

Beta Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Beta channel has been updated to 65.0.3325.89 (Platform version: 10323.39.0) for most Chrome OS devices. This build contains a number of bug fixes, security updates and feature enhancements. 

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our forum or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue...’ in the Chrome menu (3 vertical dots in the upper right corner of the browser). 


Bernie Thompson
Google Chrome

Chrome Beta for Android Update

Ladies and gentlemen, behold!  Chrome Beta 65 (65.0.3325.85) for Android has been released and is available in Google Play.  A partial list of the changes in this build is available in the Git log. Details on new features is available on the Chromium blog, and developers should check out our updates related to the web platform here.

If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug. More information about Chrome for Android is available on the Chrome site.

Estelle Yomba
Google Chrome