What's new in Google+ for Google Apps

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:

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