OverviewWhat is Google+ for G Suite customers? What are the business features of Google+ for Work? Can users migrate data from their personal Google+ account to their business Google+ account?
Yes, your users can transfer all data from one Google+ profile to another, using the Google Takeout service:
Google+ profilesWhat is a Google+ profile?
A Google+ Profile lets users manage their online identity across all G Suite products, and includes the user's name, biographical information, contact details, and more. It's visible to others both inside and outside your organization’s domain; however, users can choose which information in their profiles to share publicly or with just specific circles, and which information to keep private. Learn more about how to Manage your Google+ Profiles.
Yes, for example:
Support and availability
What support is available for Apps customers using Google+
Yes, your users can use Google+ on mobile devices, using either a native app or a mobile web browser.
Privacy and securityCan I prevent users from sharing information with people outside my organization?
No, Google+ doesn't include controls for limiting sharing with others outside your organization’s domain. However, users can choose to restrict posts to their domain only. This also prevents anyone from re-sharing their posts with external users. You can also make restricted posts the default for your users, so if they do choose to share a post with external users, they'll need to remove the restriction before posting.
Learn more about Google+ business features
What administrative control do I have over Google+ for my organization?
As an administrator, you have on/off control for Google+ for your entire domain or for organizational units within it. Learn more
Because users access Google+ through their G Suite accounts, Google+ data is owned by either your organization or the user, depending on your organization's data policies.
Yes, if you delete a user's G Suite account, all that user's Google+ for Work data will be deleted from the Google+ service, including the user's profile, posts, and photos.
Enabling and disabling Google+How do I turn on Google+ for Work for my users?
You can turn the service on or off in your Google Admin console. For details, see Turn Google+ on or off for users.
Yes, you can turn on Google+ just for some users by placing their accounts in specific organizational units. For details, see Add an organizational unit.
- To enable Google+ for users in all sub-domains within your G Suite domain, turn on Google+ for your top-level domain or organizational unit.
- To turn on Google+ only for users in some sub-domains, place domain-specific accounts in their own organizational unit (org). Then turn on Google+ for just that org. For details, see Managing multiple domains or Add an organizational unit.
No. You need to sign up your domain for G Suite, because users need to sign in to the service using their domain email address.
Yes. After you sign up your domain for G Suite, you can turn off the services you don't want to use.
Learn to turn services on or off.
If a user already signed up for a personal Google+ account using his or her personal email address, the user can continue using that account.
If you delete the user's account: All the user's Google+ data will also be deleted. Depending on your organization, however, you might want to let the user export his or her Google+ data first. Learn more
If you suspend the user's account instead of deleting it: The user won't be able to access Google+. Their content is temporarily inaccessible to collaborators, but not deleted, unless you downgrade the suspended user's account from Google+ to remove the service. (As an administrator, you can access the user's suspended account). Learn more about suspending users.
Educational institutions: If you provide students or faculty with a life-long email address, you can disable Google+ without deleting their G Suite account. See considerations before disabling Google+.