Google Plus will no longer exist as it rebranded its social network to Google Currents
Google Plus’s personal accounts were shut down last year, giving birth to the new social network, Google Currents.
The new social network, Currents, is designed to help people within organizations communicate with each other.
With the new network, users can post and comment on discussions and can also see content in a News Feed-like “home screen”.
According to Google, it can be ranked by relevance or chronologically. Discussions can also be moderated by G-Suite admins.
The new features also include better content moderation and administrative privileges such as the exchange of ideas and documents.
Another is enjoying the most important content first, with the ability to order your home stream by relevance or time.
Connect with like-minded colleagues and find communities that match your interests. Also, learn what is happening.
Highlighted posts from your leadership keep you up-to-date on what’s important across your organization.
Use Google’s advanced search to find topics and conversations that matter to you.
However, on the backend, existing plus.google.com URLs will continue to function and automatically redirect to currents.google.com. It is a smooth update on mobile with the existing Google+ client just being updated over.
In 2018, Google started a multiphase process to shut down Google Plus, because it had low usage and engagement.
There is also a Google product named Currents, a magazine app under that name until 2013.
That same year, Google rebranded that app like Google Play Newsstand, which was eventually replaced by Google News.