Final update: Google Currents shutdown

As an admin, we are sharing this update to help you transition to Google Chat following the completion of the Google Currents shutdown. You can refer to this article for help with any questions you may have in the future.

Currents shutdown timeline

  • In February 2021, we announced the migration of Google Currents to spaces in Chat. For more information, go to Google Workspace Updates.
  • Customers could opt-in to the data migration until December 31, 2022. For customers who opted-in to the migration, Google migrated most data by July 2023.
  • After customer migrations completed in July 2023, we began deleting all remaining Currents data on August 8, 2023.
  • All remaining support resources for Currents, including help center content, will be deleted by December 31, 2023.

Impact on other Workspace products & features

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Following the consumer Google+ shutdown in 2019, enterprise user data was transitioned to Currents. Following the Currents shutdown, we began deleting all remaining data migrated from Google+ on August 8, 2023. For details, go to Frequently asked questions about the Google+ shutdown
Currents content embedded in Google Sites
Effective July 5, 2023, Currents communities embedded in Google Sites are no longer available.
Editing About Me data

With Currents enabled, some profile fields in the About Me section of were available to users for editing, including:

  • Email
  • Address
  • Phone
  • Occupation
  • Organization (Work and Education History)
  • Website (Profile and Contributor Links)
  • IM (Chat username)
  • Location (Places)

Once the Currents shutdown is complete, users who have previously edited these fields will no longer be able to update this information, and these fields will be removed from the user profile and deleted.

We plan to relaunch these fields with additional controls for admins in the future.

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