Google Currents unveiled as a replacement to Google+

Doris Richards
April 13, 2019

Once admins enroll for the beta by requesting access for the organisation through emailing to CurrentsBeta@google.com, all of the existing Google+ content will automatically transfer to Currents.

Google Assistant can now finally manage your calendar.

Lokey demonstrated how Google's G Suite is integrating with Google Assistant, specifically with calendar.


If you have G Suite account and that is synced with the Google Calendar app, then you can ask Assistant to guide you when and where your next meeting will be.

"Whether you're at home, on the go, or in the auto, you'll be able to ask your Assistant to tell you when and where your next meeting is, and stay on top of scheduling changes", David Thacker, G Suite's vice president of product management, said in a blog post announcing the updates. That's where Hangouts Chat and Meet came from. A beta version of that integration will go live later today, allowing employees stuck in a meeting that's running long to schedule a follow-up meeting to the current meeting using a voice command. 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. Users can avail features like tags and streams to make discovery of content easier and faster. "With Google's AI built in, Voice can help you transcribe voicemails and block spam calls", the company said. Workers can also consult a CRM tool for information when working on Google Docs, add tasks into a project management tool directly from an email, and more. The new service will begin first as a beta version. I'm not wishing an ill-fated future to Currents, but if it eventually shuts down a la Google+, that would mean the same branding will have been given the axe twice.

Google is also giving G Suite users more options on where to back up their data, so companies can choose whether it should be stored in the USA or Europe.

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