Google has announced a number of business-orientated updates to its Google+ social network, v3.co.uk reports.
The Hangouts option, seen by many as the saving grace of Google+, has seen a makeover, with users now able to integrate it to the calendar service. This means that users are now able to open video calls directly from more pages on the network, as they are currently only able to do with Gmail and Google Docs.
Google has also put in place more restrictions to guarantee professional accounts so not slip up and post social media content they shouldn’t. Soon, administrators will be able to stop staff from sending certain messages, or put in place a filter so that nothing mentioned on work circles can filter out into the wider world.
Spokespeople for the search giant have also said that these updates will not be the last, with many more wide-reaching tweaks set for release later in the year. One of these includes an update which will see many of the new tools rolled out in this update being made available on the mobile version of Google+.
Speaking to webpronews.com of the new updates, product management director for Google Apps Clay Bavor explained: ”Google Apps users now have more control over the content they post to Google+.
“When you create a post you can mark it as restricted. Restricted posts are private to your organisation and can never be re-shared with anyone outside. At the same time, when you create a post, you have the flexibility to share it with specific partners or colleagues outside the organisation as well if you choose.”