Google+ Is Back From the Dead, Now Called Google Currents

Here’s why you (and your boss) may finally use it


Remember Google+? Sort of, maybe?

You might want to remember quickly, especially if you work in an office. The search giant’s failed social media endeavor is now reborn as Google Currents, and it’s taken on a different pathway — it’s now an internal resource for employees, akin to (as Product Hunt notes) Facebook’s Workplace and Microsoft’s Yammer.

In a blog post to G Suite Updates, the company described their rebranded enterprise service as an “app that 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.”

Essentially, it’s a way for leaders and employees to exchange ideas across the organization and get feedback without clogging up your inbox. Users can tag posts, attach images or documents, comment, ask questions and track analytics for their posts.

The “new” layout of Google Currents resembles Google+ (Google)

While content is prioritized in the streams for each individual, Currents is definitely a tool for company higher-ups: Posts from leaders are given priority in the home stream, and admins can create custom streams to promote specific content.

The service is currently in beta, but G Suite companies can begin requesting access starting now.

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