All about G+
G Suite users here is an essential piece of news for you that you simply cannot ignore. The social network branch of Google, known as Google+, has been shut since 2 April 2019, as we know. And here comes the important announcement from the enormous company itself.
Google Currents, in actuality, a rebrand is ready to finally launch on 6 July 2020. Yes, It was communicated to the G Suite administrators via email that the Currents will become generally available from next month, i.e., Monday, 6 July 2020. It has been assured to consumers that they don’t have to worry about anything regarding the URLs as they would resume their function by simply redirecting to currents.google.com. It must also be noted that all the content of Google+ will be transited to Currents with its launch next month. Now, this definitely comes as a relief.
The report implies that the Google Currents tool has already been in beta for many months. Assuring the users of the advantages, the email communicates the added benefits of Google Currents in compare to Google+ with its ‘updated look and feel’ along with the ‘additional features of enabling moderating of content and other administrative privileges’
Speaking of its user interface and experience, it would be mostly unchanged except for the home stream ordered by relevance where posts from the leaders or superior authorities of the company would be given more priority. Not only this, but content from Drive will also be easily shareable along with links, text, images as well as polls for that matter.
During its launch, an official post of the company stated, “Currents makes it easy to have meaningful discussions by enabling leaders and employees to exchange ideas across the organization and gather valuable feedback and input from others — without flooding inboxes.” Whereas, the apparent reason for shutting Google+ till now has been its low usage and security bugs. Ben Smith of Google, in his statement, said, “While our engineering teams have put a lot of effort and dedication into building Google+ over the years, it has not achieved broad consumer or developer adoption, and has seen limited user interaction with apps.”
For the Android and iOS users, it would be only a matter of updating Google+ in order to enjoy the benefits of Google Currents post its launch.