Google Plus Social Media site went dark on April 2nd, 2019, but the service is not entirely dead as of now. As per the plans, Google has resurrected Google+ for enterprise users and renamed it Google Currents. While announcing the intentions of shutting down Google+, the company announced that they would keep the Site alive for enterprise users. All of the enterprise users had access to Google+ service even after April 2nd. Now, the company has renamed the service as Google Currents, which is only for the Google Apps Enterprise users and not for individual users.
Google+ started its journey to compete with Facebook and the Google Currents has the same aim, to compete with the Enterprise version of Facebook that is named as “Workplace”. Currently, Google is launching the Beta version of Currents for GSuite admins, and the admins can request Beta access for all of the users from the Apps Dashboard. According to the official post from Google, the Currents will allow the employees to have meaningful conversations with all of the connected colleagues while using social networking features. The name Google Currents is not new for hardcore Google fans, as the company launched the News Magazine app with the same name back in 2011.
It’s been eight years since the inception of Google+ social networking, but it never got any positive response from the users. The end of this service started when Google introduced Google+ integration with Gmail, YouTube, Hangouts and all of the Google services. And in the end, a massive data leak of nearly 500,000 users details confirmed the departure of this service. Google Currents will join the Google Hangouts Chats, which is the enterprise version of “Google Hangouts”. According to the sources, Google Hangouts will follow the path of Google+ pretty soon as the online chatting service is going to die very soon.