How to update a linked object?

I’ve got a few objects linked in a blend file. Linked objects are updated when I reopen the blend file.

Is there a way to select the object, and update individually?

If they are truly linked, just open and close the BLEND. That should cause a reload.

I guess what I want is Verse, so that any changes made to the linked objects get automatically updated. Does anyone know if Verse dead?