Google Currents

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Google Currents
Initial release2019
PlatformAndroid, iOS

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

Google Currents is entirely unrelated to the defunct Google app of the same name, which provided users with access to an electronic library of magazines from 2011 to 2013.[3][4]

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 consumer and brand use on April 2, 2019.[5][6]

As of September 2019, Google Currents was still in development, its beta version being available to G Suite clients upon request.[7][8][9]

See also[edit]


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