OverviewWhat is Google+ for Google Apps 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 Google Apps 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 Google Apps 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 Google Apps 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 Google Apps 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 Google Apps, because users need to sign in to the service using their domain email address.
Yes. After you sign up your domain for Google Apps, 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 Google Apps account. See considerations before disabling Google+.