Google Plus is a social media network that is either fantastic or a ghost town depending on who you ask. Google has long stood behind its social network and is now looking to bring it — in an officially supported capacity — to the enterprise market. Starting today, Google+ is a “core” service packaged alongside other officially supported Google Apps for Work services…

When companies use Apps for Work with their own domain, they are given more technical support than regular customers who use Google’s services for free. At the same time, though, not all of Google’s services and applications are officially supported under the paid program. With the social network being added to the “core” of Apps for Work, Google+ will have “the same technical support and service level commitments” as other services, Google says.

Starting today, Google+ is now a core Google Apps for Work service when used within a domain, and will be included in existing Google Apps agreements for most customers. This means that Google+ will have the same technical support and service level commitments as any other core service, like Gmail or Google Drive.

When companies implement Google+ on their domain, employees will be able to use the social network just like they would normally using their personal email address. Although the site will look identical, the content shared will only be accessible from others using the same Google Apps for Work domain, essentially making a private social network just for colleagues. Now, that network is supported to the same degree as other Apps for Work services.

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