Google+ for consumers is dying, but Google just gave it new features for the workplace (GOOG, GOOGL)

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  • Google announced new business features for Google+ on Thursday, just days after it closed Google+ to the public.
  • Google is in the midst of controversy — and possible legal action — over its decision not to disclose a glitch in Google+ that left users’ data exposed.
  • The new features on Google+ are designed to make it easier for employees to engage in conversations across the company, and give IT admins more capabilities.

Google announced on Thursday that it’s adding new features to Google+ for businesses — just days after Google shuttered Google+ to the general public after reports that it had left personal data exposed.

Google is now facing possible investigations from European regulators, and lawsuits from users from California. In addition, United States Senators are asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google’s decision not to disclose the security flaw to the public. 

Google+ was Google’s response to Facebook, but it never generated much of a following compared to the top social network. Even Google’s top executives stopped using it years ago. However, Google is continuing to invest in the other market for Google+: Businesses. 

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