Currents allow all members of an organisation to have meaningful discussions and interaction. Managers can connect with employees faster and easier through this app. The modern look and new features make it a good replacement for Google+.
Transfers existing content
If your account had Google+, you can surely be able to transfer all content and conversations to Currents. The upgrading process is automatic. So, if you did not participate in the beta, your app will convert to Currents and have an updated appearance.
Currents is available for all G Suite members. Once you’ve converted, it won't be possible to go back to Google+.
Currents has a UI that is similar to the Gmail interface. You can navigate the platform using the category list on the left. The colour theme is simple, so everything is easy to see.
Members can personalise the content that is relevant to their position. This helps employees focus on the tasks related to their roles. Streams and tags make it easier for higher-ups to prioritise responsibilities.
Currents has many features utilised by mainstream communication apps like Twist and Slack. Members can post, comment, and react to a post. Authors can also track analytics for their published content.
Leaders can engage with employees more effectively with Currents using direct chat. Posts from leadership also have priority and more visibility over others. That helps members keep track of important updates and tasks.
Better than Google+
Currents is definitely a big upgrade from Google+. You’re enjoying many new features, and the updated UI looks professional and smooth. It’s an efficiency boost for admins and group leaders. Custom streams let you promote content to specific groups of employees. It’s also easier now to track usage and content engagement for all members.
A G Suite account is needed to use Currents. Although usually a paid membership, the G Suite basic features are available for free for educational or non-profit purposes.