Google+ is dead again.

It’s not cer­tain that Google+ is dead for good. As a reminder, it was revived as Google Cur­rents, designed strict­ly for pay­ing G Suite cus­tomers. Now, Google Work­spaces has announced that it has killed that app as well, mark­ing the final end of Google’s social net­work or what­ev­er G+ was, Ars Tech­ni­ca reported.

Google said the intro­duc­tion of the Spaces group chat app last year negat­ed the need for Cur­rents, so it plans to kill it off from 2023. Before then, how­ev­er, it will add new fea­tures to Spaces to accom­mo­date some of Cur­rents. social features.

“These include sup­port for larg­er com­mu­ni­ties and exec­u­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion, invest­ments in advanced search, con­tent mod­er­a­tion tools, and more,” Google said.

As was the case with Google+, the use and pur­pose of Cur­rents was prob­a­bly unclear to many users. This prob­lem also extends to spaces, unfor­tu­nate­ly. As Google described last year, Spaces is an evo­lu­tion of Rooms but is part of Google Chat which is designed for group mes­sag­ing, much like Slack.

What’s also fun­ny is that Google recy­cled the names Spaces and Cur­rents: Cur­rents was a news-style app that exist­ed until 2013, and Google Spaces was a mes­sag­ing app that we saw for a short time in 2016.

So you could say that Google+ has effec­tive­ly been killed twice, and Cur­rents has also been buried twice. Now let’s hope we nev­er hear those names again.

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