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MY GOOGLE PIXEL TRASH IS FULL: HOW DO I EMPTY IT?

Today, when I attempted to delete a photo from Google Photos, I received the following message:

Delete Item Permanently? Your [Google Pixel] device’s trash is full. If you delete this item, it will be removed permanently from your device & account.

My Android then prompted me to either ‘Cancel’ or ‘Delete Permanently.’

Ruh Ro! What to do next? I Googled how to empty Google Pixel’s trash of course, but only one response yielded the grand prize winning answer!

After searching numerous responses, I found this response in the ‘Google Pixel Phone Help’ forum from Nikhil Rastogi, a Google Platinum Product Expert.

My [Google Pixel] photo trash is full how do i empty it?

Nikhil’s response was sweet and to the point.

Hi Maureen,
You don’t have to go into Settings app. You have to open the left menu in Photos app and select trash, then empty it …

That was the shortest, most helpful and accurate response that I saw!

Now let me give you step-by-step directions on how to empty your Google Pixel trash:

1. Go to Google Photos on your Google Pixel.

2. Click on the 3-bar menu icon on the left (also called the hamburger menu).

 

3. Click on ‘Trash.’

 

4. Click on the three vertical dots in the upper right hand corner, and select ‘Empty Trash.’

 

5. You will see a message that reads, ‘Permanently delete [number] items. If you’re ready to delete your Google Photos click ‘Delete.’ If you don’t want to delete them yet, click on ‘Cancel.’

6. You will see a message that the trash is emptying.

 

7. When your Google Pixel is done emptying the trash, you will see a message that says, ‘No items.’

There you have it, your Google Pixel should no longer be full!

As always if you have any questions about this post or anything related to social media or your Google Pixel, feel free to schedule a free 15-minute consultation.

5 STEPS TO CREATING BUSINESS CARDS THAT WILL MAKE PEOPLE CALL YOU (& REMEMBER YOU)

When I first started handing out my business cards, I found that people would look at them, smile and say, “So, what do you do?”

I recognized that as being a huge problem! Why? Because if after you’ve given your business card to someone and they still don’t get what you do, that means you need to bring clarity to your brand and message.

Much like your elevator pitch, your business card should let people know who you are, what you do, who you help, how you help them and finally the best way or ways to contact you (and connect with you online).

Following is what I’ve included on my business cards to help people immediately understand what I do and how I can help them solve their problem:

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INSTAGRAM DOWN: HOW TO DOWNLOAD INSTAGRAM DATA & CONTENT

Some features on Instagram were not working yesterday, so I created a quick video to show you how to download your Instagram data and content. This will protect you from losing it should Instagram decide to close for good.

I am working to write a complete post with step-by-step directions, but for now please allow the video below to guide you through the process.

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WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR GOOGLE PLUS ICON ON YOUR WEBSITE + WHAT HAPPENED TO GOOGLE PLUS ANYWAY?

This post was inspired by Jenny Stradling’s tweet to Starbucks and so many others that are reminding companies to remove their Google+ icons and links from their websites.

 

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HOW TO UPLOAD YOUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL ART (BECOME A YOUTUBE CREATOR FOR BEGINNERS)

This week, I will be partnering with SCORE Washington DC in presenting “Become A YouTube Creator (for Beginners)” — a workshop for small business owners in Arlington, Virginia — so I decided to write a quick blog post on how to upload your YouTube Channel Art.

Google owns YouTube and describes its channel art like this:

Channel art shows as a banner at the top of your YouTube page. You can use it to brand your channel’s identity and give your page a unique look and feel.

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HOW TO CREATE YOUR INSTAGRAM NAMETAG (PLUS LEARN HOW TO SCAN TO FOLLOW SOMEONE ELSE ON INSTAGRAM)

This is a quick introduction to one of Instagram’s newest features, called Nametag.

Nametags make it easier for you to follow people and more importantly, it will help you to get more people to follow you!

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR FACEBOOK BUSINESS PAGE PRIVATE (HOW TO UNPUBLISH YOUR FACEBOOK BUSINESS PAGE)

When a new client hired me to set up his Facebook Business Page, he asked if I would make the page private as he wanted to launch the Facebook page and new website at the same time.

Though I always recommend clients start building awareness around their brand or new business by setting up their social media profiles, and begin reaching out to and engaging with their target audience while their site is being built, I agreed.

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HOW TO ADD YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER AS ADMIN ON YOUR FACEBOOK BUSINESS PAGE

A new client asked me to set up her company’s Facebook Business Page. I asked her to make me an Admin on the page, so I can do what I need to do. Since the alternative to making someone Admin on your business page is to give them the login information to your Personal Facebook Profile including your password, I wrote this post to show my client how to give me access to her Facebook Page.

Do I recommend that you make your social media manager or the social media agency you hire an Admin over your Facebook Page?

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