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Google Currents rises out of the ashes of Google Plus

Taylor Gadsden

Jul 18, 2020 — 2 min read

Looking for better ways to work from home? Learn how Google Currents is connecting employees with organizations via a new and improved platform.

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Google+ is now Google Currents after the official shutdown of the company’s failed social media network in April 2019. 

Google+ was phased out by the company due to low usage and security issues stemming from two data leaks that jeopardized the information of millions. Its successor, Google Currents, is geared towards companies and helping them communicate internally.

“Currents is a G Suite 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,” the G Suite team announced at Google Cloud Next ‘19.

Currents features a new look and feel along with a “ streamlined experience for composing content.” The new platform hopes to more easily connect employees with leaders, admins with their channels and all users with content that interests them.

Here are a few features you’ll find on the new Google Currents:

  • Users may post and track the performance of their content while others give feedback, comment and ask questions on one forum
  • Posts from leadership will have top priority for better visibility 
  • Employees will see educational and news content customized to their role to create learning opportunities 
  • Admins may delegate tasks to Content Administrators who can assign custom tags, moderate and create custom streams

The platform’s rebrand and refocus comes just in time for the recent shift from in-office to remote working and learning. Competing services include task management platforms like Jira, Trello and Asana. 

Available now, users can download the Google Currents app on any Android or iOS application marketplace.

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Taylor Gadsden

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Taylor Gadsden

Staff Writer

Taylor is a veteran member of the Allconnect content team and has spearheaded a number of projects, most notably our holiday tech gift guide. Among her other top trafficked pieces is Best… Read more