Google, Facebook, Twitter to launch social sharing platform for employees
Google, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn are set to unveil a new platform called Google+ Social for employees in the coming weeks, the tech giant announced Thursday.
The announcement comes just two weeks after the social network announced plans to open its first data-driven platform for hiring.
The platform will allow users to create and share content on Google+ in real time, according to a post on the company’s blog.
It’s a step in the right direction for Google, which is under fire for how it handles employee content on its platform.
Last year, Google rolled out a platform that let employees upload images, videos and other content.
That system has since been rolled back.
Google+ has remained relatively untouched, with employees posting and receiving messages about the company and its products on the site.
The company also recently launched its own video sharing service for employees called YouTube.
Google has been criticized for allowing its employees to post and share material from their private accounts.
The new platform will let employees post content from Google+ directly to their work inboxes, the blog post said.
The site’s integration with Google+ allows employees to create groups for other employees to join, and it allows employees and groups to add friends and other collaborators to the group.
Employees can then post content directly to the company email, as well.
Google said the new platform has been developed with an eye toward reducing friction for employees who want to share content with others.
The platform will be available to employees starting in the first quarter of 2018.