Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Google will shut down Google+’s business spin-off in 2023

2022 02 12 image 5

The big picture: Back in 2018, Google announced plans to shut down its controversial “Google+” social network, with shrinking user numbers and a series of data breaches being the primary reasons for the decision. However, the company felt there was a place for Google+ in the world of business, so it rebranded the service to “Google Currents” and left it open for enterprise users for years to come. Unfortunately for those users, the grim reaper has returned to finish the job, and this time, Google+ won’t be spared.

If you’ve never heard of Google Currents, it essentially gave every company that signed up a private social media network for their workers and executives to interact in. They could have casual chats, message each other, and publish important (or unimportant) announcements as desired. Given that Currents managed to survive four years under Google’s watchful eye, it probably saw some limited amount of success.

Either way, though, Google feels the platform has become entirely obsolete now. In a recent Google Workspace announcement post, the company revealed that Google+’s business incarnation will wind down in 2023, and effectively be replaced by Google Spaces, which launched last year. Google Spaces is available across the entire Google Workspace suite, meaning G Suite customers can access the feature from Gmail, Calendar, Drive, and more.

2022 02 12 image 5

Spaces are essentially mini Microsoft Teams or Slack chats. You can create spaces focused on specific topics, upload files, set and check off tasks, pin posts, chat, and use emojis just as you can in most other business communication apps. Google does plan to add “new capabilities” to Spaces before fully shutting down Google Currents that will better ease the transition, but we don’t know much about them; only that they’ll help you “communicate and collaborate” more effectively.

If you or your organization currently takes advantage of Google Currents, note that some of its lesser-used features (no examples have been provided) will be switched off in the lead-up to its eventual shutdown.

Source link

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Click to comment

Leave a Reply


Top Stories

Crypto derivatives exchange and nonfungible token (NFT) platform FTX is reportedly in the market for brokerage start-ups as part of its recently announced plans...

Loan And Finance

MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings, the parent firm of MS Amlin, has revealed its business results for the year ended March 31, 2022....

Top Stories

It’s been two weeks since the shock of the TerraUSD (UST) depegging, but the long waves of this event are still coming in. The...

Online Business Success

International Monetary Fund — Reuters KARACHI: Pakistan and the IMF are likely to go above and beyond to complete the seventh review under the...

Top Stories

Bitcoin (BTC) is off to a better start than most this week as bulls avoid serious losses into the weekly close. Still heavily tied...

Online Business Success

With Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves depleting to alarming levels, the rupee plunging to new lows, and a delay in the IMF programme, Pakistan’s default...


You May Also Like


Introductions get a lot of attention. I’ve explored the topic of how to write them even though as a reader, I always skip them....

SEO Guide

There are all kinds of pictures of the world on the internet, but to find one of these specific pictures that you want to...

Online Business Success

The internet is now our nervous system. We are constantly streaming and buying and watching and liking, our brains locked into the global information...

Online Business Success

You can think of link building in many ways. I like to call it tedious, painful, and a test of patience. It’s also necessary...