Google Currents

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Google Currents
Google Currents 2019 Logo.svg
Developer(s)Google
Initial release2019
PlatformAndroid, iOS, Web
Websiteworkspace.google.com/products/currents/

Google Currents, formerly known as Google+ for G Suite, is software developed by Google for internal enterprise communication.[1][2] It is one of the many products that constitute the Google Workspace line of products.[3]

Google Currents is different from the defunct Google app of the same name, which provided users with access to an electronic library of magazines from 2011 to 2013.[4][5]

History and development[edit]

Originally called Google+ for G Suite, Currents is the sole remnant of Google's defunct social network Google+, which the company shut down entirely for personal and brand use on April 2, 2019.[6][7]

As of June 2020, Google Currents is in Public Beta for Google Workspace Clients. A free trial can be requested.[8][9][10]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Welch, Chris. "Google's new Currents app is its enterprise replacement for Google+". TheVerge.com. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  2. ^ "Google plus for G Suite officially gone, rebranded as Google Currents". TechAnnouncement.in. Retrieved July 7, 2020.
  3. ^ Torres, JC. "Google Currents resurrected as G Suite's Google+ replacement". SlashGear.com. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  4. ^ "Google Currents For iOS Now Called Google Play Newsstand Following Big Redesign". Retrieved Oct 30, 2019.
  5. ^ "Google product replaces failed product, named after different failed product | TheINQUIRER". theinquirer.net. Apr 11, 2019. Retrieved Oct 30, 2019.
  6. ^ Sanker, Kyle (March 19, 2019). "Shutting down Google+ for consumer (personal) accounts on April 2, 2019". Oi Marketing. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  7. ^ "Google launches replacement for Google+ called Google Currents | IOL Business Report". www.iol.co.za. Retrieved Oct 30, 2019.
  8. ^ "Google Currents is the Reanimated Corpse of Google+". The Mac Observer. Apr 11, 2019. Retrieved Oct 30, 2019.
  9. ^ Velasco, Carl (Apr 13, 2019). "Google+ Is Back From The Dead … Sort Of". Tech Times. Retrieved Oct 30, 2019.
  10. ^ "With consumer G+ dead, Currents hopes to make waves in the enterprise". Retrieved Oct 30, 2019.