Nobody shed a tear (or really noticed) when Google+ shut its doors last April following a months-long wind-down period, but Google refused to let it completely die. Instead, it rebranded it as Google Currents and gave it an enterprise bent.
After more than a year in beta, Google Currentsâ€”which is itself a rebrand of an early Google News appâ€”is finally launching on July 6 but only for G Suite members. It looks a whole lot like Google+ but with a cleaner UI and a focus on productivity. According to the Google Currents beta page, the new network is a place to â€œshare ideas with employees and gather input through meaningful, focused discussions on topics that matter to your organization.â€�