A few days after completely shutting down the public version of Google+, Google has now unveiled an enterprise version named Currents, the newest G Suite app. It's rebranded of Google+.
Google made the announcement at Google Cloud Next 2019 in San Francisco, during its annual developer conference.
Google began shutting down the consumer version of Google+ on April 2nd, but the enterprise version is getting new life as Google Currents, along with a new look and feel.
The search giant said "Currents" will replace Google Plus for G Suite with a new look and set of features. Your Google Plus content will automatically transfer to Currents if your company enrolls in the beta. Google Currents lets users easily tag their posts and attach images or other files, which others can comment on.
Currents, actually, was also the name of the predecessor of Google Play Newsstand, the app that was the predecessor of the Google News app.
The new "Currents" enables people to have meaningful discussions and interactions across your organization, helping keep everyone in the know and giving leaders the opportunity to connect with their employees. Posts from a company’s top executives can be given priority in the Currents stream to make sure employees see it.
Google Currents is largely similar to Google+, with the same UI and basic features. Posts can be sorted by relevance or reverse chronological order, and those from leaders can be prioritized in the feed. Hashtags and files can be attached to the post, and individuals can track their posts' analytics. And previous Google+ posts will automatically be transferred over to Currents.
For now, Currents is in beta, and administrators can request access to it by emailing [email protected]
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