Currents is only available for Google Workspace accounts through work or school. Consumer accounts (typically ending in @gmail.com) were shut down on April 2nd, 2019.

Create or edit a community

You can create a community with your team to share updates, new ideas, and common interests.

If you use a Google Account through work or school, your administrator may turn off your ability to use Currents. If Currents is turned off for you, you will be removed from Communities that you’re a member of.

Create a community

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Currents app "".
  2. Tap Communities.
  3. Next to "Your communities," tap New.
  4. Enter a name and choose the settings for your community (such as who can join and view this community).
  5. Tap Create.

Edit your community

You can change communities you create, including:

  • The community name
  • The cover photo
  • Who can join the community

You can also add a description, links, and up to 20 categories.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Currents app "".
  2. Tap Communities.
  3. Under "Your communities," tap the community you want to edit.
  4. Tap More .
  5. Tap Edit community.
  6. Make your changes.
  7. Tap Save.

Pin a post

You can pin a post to keep it at the top of your community's page using a mobile browser:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open Currents.
  2. In the Navigation menu, tap Communities.
  3. Under "Your communities," tap the community you want.
  4. Tap the post you want to pin.
  5. Tap More More.
  6. Tap Pin to community.

Delete a community

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Currents app "".
  2. In the Navigation menu, tap Communities.
  3. Under "Your communities," tap the community you want to delete.
  4. Tap More .
  5. Tap Delete community.
  6. Check the box next to “I understand that I am deleting this Community and that I won’t be able to undo it.”
  7. Tap Delete.

What you can do in communities

You can do different things depending on whether your community is public or private.

General info on public communities

  • Google Workspace users can no longer create new public communities outside their domain. They will only be able to create new private communities outside their domain (invite-only), and only Google Workspace users can join.
  • Public communities can’t be made private later.
  • For existing public communities, anyone in your domain can ask to join. But if someone obtains an active invite link, they can join the community without asking to join.
  • Public communities can be seen by anyone online and can be found in searches. Anyone can see the community's members and posts.
  • If you create a new public community, it will be restricted to your organization. These domain-restricted public communities can’t be seen by people outside the domain.

General info on private communities

  • Private communities can’t be made public later.
  • Anyone with access to an active invite link can join the community.
  • Only members and invitees can see who belongs to a private community.
    • Non-members can see activity by both members and non-members on public posts in private communities. 
  • If you use Currents through work or school, the privacy settings might be different.

Private communities and searches

If a private community does not show in searches:

  • Anyone with access to an active invite link can join the community.
  • People might find a link to the community on other web pages.
  • Google Workspace users with a link to the community might see the community name and photo. 
  • Google Workspace users with a link to the community might be able to ask to join the community.
  • If a private community doesn’t allow people to ask to join, then new members have to be invited.
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