Google launches Currents, replaces Google+ for G Suite customers

Highlights
  • Google has officially launched Google Currents that replaces Google+ for G Suite users
  • Google has also rebranded the Google+ app for Android and iOS as Google Currents
  • Google Currents comes with an updated look and feel, and also includes an additional set of features

Due to data leak and low usage, Google shut down Google+ for consumers on April 02, 2019, and soon after, the company introduced the beta version of Google Currents, a new social networking platform for enterprise users. Now, the company has officially launched Google Currents that replaces Google+ for G Suite users. Google has also rebranded the Google+ app for Android and iOS as Google Currents.

Current G Suite users of Google+ are being transitioned over to the new platform, and all the existing plus.google.com links will continue to work, but the links will redirect to currents.google.com.

Google Currents is an enterprise-focused app that enables users to connect, communicate, and exchange ideas and documents with each other within the organization. Google Currents comes with an updated look and feel, and also includes an additional set of features such as content moderation and administrative privileges.

Google Currents comes with a home stream in which the users can post, comment, and discuss. The contents are ordered by relevance, and users can also choose to sort content chronologically. It also allows the sharing of links, images, and content from Google Drive.

This is not the first time Google is releasing an app called Currents. Earlier in 2012, Google has launched a magazine app called Currents, which was later shut down in favor of a new app- Google Play Newsstand.

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