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21 September 2016:

Google+ is a core service: Google+ is now covered under existing G Suite agreements for most customers who use Google+ for their Apps domain, and will offer the same technical support and service level commitments as all core services.

Note: G Suite for Education customers using Google+ will continue to receive product updates. However, Google+ will not be treated as a core service in G Suite for Education editions of G Suite.

16 June 2014:

Premium features on by default: Get access to the best Google+ and Hangouts experience

  • If you enable Google+ for your organization, premium features are turned on by default.
  • Enjoy additional controls like setting the default for whether Google+ posts are restricted to your organization and whether users' profiles can be indexed by search engines.
  • Save time and money while still meeting face-to-face with 15 person HD video meetings from Google Hangouts.
25 March 2014:

New Google+ premium feature (requires activation):

  • Profile discoverability: Administrators can now set the default for whether users’ profiles can be indexed by search engines, making it easier to keep profiles searchable only within your domain. Learn more

5 November 2013:

New Google+ premium feature (requires activation):

  • Restricted communities: Newly created communities can now be restricted to your organization. The default restriction setting for communities respects the default restriction setting for posts. Learn more

14 August 2013:

Restricted posts for mobile: Like on the desktop, users can now create posts that are restricted to your domain on the Google+ mobile app for Android and iOS, and see when posts are restricted.

If you restrict users' posts by default for any organization (a Google+ premium feature), users are no longer blocked from using Google+ on mobile devices.

Multi-login support on mobile devices: The Google+ app on Android and iOS now supports multiple accounts, so you can log in to both a personal and work account, and easily switch between them (as you can in Gmail).

Domain labels: Domain labels now let users differentiate domain member profiles from more locations.

  • On mobile devices, domain labels now appear on profiles and during autocomplete actions.
  • On the desktop, domain labels have been extended to also appear on profile cards in the Google+ People section and in Google+ search results.

New Google+ Domains API: The Google+ Domains API exposes methods to do such things as read user’s posts, write posts restricted to the domain, or manage circles. You might use this to pre-populate circles for new employees, track shared content for compliance and archiving purposes, or catch unintended external sharing.

New Google+ premium feature (requires activation):

  • Enable or disable Google+ APIs: You can now control whether third-party apps can make use of the Google+ Domains API. Learn more

28 March 2013:

Domain labels: In addition to appearing in autocomplete and hovercard profiles, labels that indicate a user's domain now also appear on the user's full profile. Learn more

23 January 2013:

Domain labels: Users in your domain can now more easily recognize other Google+ profiles within your domain and distinguish them from personal or other external profiles. Learn more

15 November 2012:

G Suite for Education: Administrators can now enable the Google+ service for users who meet the age requirements. Learn how to control user access to G Suite services.

New Google+ premium features (require activation):

  • Administrator control to correct a user's age: If a user accidentally enters the wrong age when signing up for Google+, administrators can now correct the age.

  • More participants in hangouts: Hangouts can now be started with up to 15 people instead of 10.

29 August 2012:

Restricted posts: Your G Suite users can keep a Google+ post private to your organization. Users who receive a restricted post can't re-share it with people outside of your organization.

Hangouts in Google Calendar: Users can now schedule a Google+ hangout using Google Calendar. 

Company logo: If you’ve uploaded a custom logo for your organization's G Suite account, it now appears in Google+.

New Google+ premium features (require activation):

Administrator controls:

Google+ Profiles list: You can see which users have created a Google+ Profile. From the list, you can click a link to quickly view any user's profile.

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