Google Currents
Other namesGoogle+ for G Suite
Initial release28 June 2011
PlatformAndroid, iOS, Web app
SuccessorSpaces in Google Chat
WebsiteGoogle Currents' Introduction & Features at the Wayback Machine (archived 2022-01-04)

Google Currents was a software developed by Google for internal enterprise communication.[1][2] It is one of many products that constitute the Google Workspace line of products.[3]

Google Currents was different from the also defunct Google app of the same name, which provided users with access to an electronic library of magazines from 2011 to 2013.[4][5] It was replaced by the Spaces feature in Google Chat in March 2023. Google announced shutting down for business and education on July 5, 2023.[6]

History and development

Originally called Google+ for G Suite, Currents was, up until its closure in 2023, 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.[7][8]

In June 2020, Google Currents was in Public Beta for Google Workspace clients. A free trial could also be requested.[9][10][11]

On February 10, 2022, Google announced that it would be planning to "wind down" Google Currents and transition its users to the Spaces feature in Google Chat the next year.[12]

See also


  1. ^ Welch, Chris (April 10, 2019). "Google's new Currents app is its enterprise replacement for Google+". Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  2. ^ "Google plus for G Suite officially gone, rebranded as Google Currents". July 7, 2020. Retrieved July 7, 2020.
  3. ^ Torres, JC (April 10, 2019). "Google Currents resurrected as G Suite's Google+ replacement". Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  4. ^ "Google Currents For iOS Now Called Google Play Newsstand Following Big Redesign". September 23, 2014. Retrieved October 30, 2019.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Google product replaces failed product, named after different failed product". The Inquirer. April 11, 2019. Archived from the original on April 12, 2019. Retrieved October 30, 2019.((cite web)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  6. ^ "New community features for Google Chat and an update on Currents". Google Workspace Updates. April 12, 2023. Retrieved August 4, 2023.
  7. ^ Sanker, Kyle (March 19, 2019). "Shutting down Google+ for consumer (personal) accounts on April 2, 2019". Oi Marketing. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  8. ^ "Google launches replacement for Google+ called Google Currents | IOL Business Report". Retrieved October 30, 2019.
  9. ^ "Google Currents is the Reanimated Corpse of Google+". The Mac Observer. April 11, 2019. Retrieved October 30, 2019.
  10. ^ Velasco, Carl (April 13, 2019). "Google+ Is Back From The Dead … Sort Of". Tech Times. Retrieved October 30, 2019.
  11. ^ "With consumer G+ dead, Currents hopes to make waves in the enterprise". April 11, 2019. Retrieved October 30, 2019.
  12. ^ "The future of Currents and the next generation of collaboration in Spaces". Google Workspace Updates. Retrieved February 11, 2022.