G Suite legacy free edition

Prior to December 6, 2012, Google offered a free edition of G Suite—also known as the legacy free edition of Google Apps—that had a reduced set of business features. As of December 6, 2012, Google stopped offering the free edition to new customers. The Terms of Service for the G Suite legacy free edition can be found here.

The G Suite legacy free edition will no longer be available starting June 1, 2022*. If you have the G Suite legacy free edition, you can choose one of these options:

  • (Recommended) Upgrade now to the paid Google Workspace subscription that meets your needs and take advantage of special discounts. Upgrading does not affect your data or service availability. Learn how to upgrade from the legacy free edition.
  • Join the waiting list for a no-cost option without the premium features of using Gmail with your custom domain (for example, your-name@example.com) and the ability to manage multiple users. Learn about this option

Qualifying educational institutions have the option to migrate to a free edition, Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals, without service disruption.

If you don’t choose one of these options, Google will seamlessly transition you to Google Workspace starting June 1, 2022. To complete the transition and avoid account suspension, enter your billing details in your Admin Console before August 1, 2022, when charges will begin.

Learn more about the transition to Google Workspace.

We previously announced we’d begin upgrading subscriptions on May 1, 2022. To give you more time to transition or join the waiting list for a no-cost option, we’ll now begin upgrading subscriptions on June 1, 2022 and require you set up billing by August 1, 2022 to avoid account suspension.

Unlock premium features with Google Workspace

By upgrading to Google Workspace, you’ll unlock 24/7 support and access to other premium collaboration and security features, based on the edition you choose.

Business Starter

Business Standard

Enterprise Standard

Choose your Google Workspace subscription

Google Workspace includes all core services available in the G Suite legacy free edition, such as Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Meet, and Chat. When choosing which Google Workspace edition to upgrade to, we recommend you consider these factors:

  • Number of users—Google Workspace Business editions can have up to 300 users. For more than 300 users, you’ll need to upgrade to an Enterprise edition. If you have more than 20 users and need help identifying an upgrade path that best suits your needs, please contact Google Workspace Sales.
  • Features you currently use—Make sure you choose an edition that includes the features you rely on today.
  • Features you’d like to use in the future—Are there features you’d like to add that you aren’t using now?
  • Billing—If you self-upgrade to Google Workspace, you’ll receive your first invoice at the beginning of September 2022 for your August charges. Learn more at Understand Google Workspace bills and charges. If you work directly with a Google Sales representative to upgrade, your charges start immediately.

The tables below provide examples of premium features to help you choose the best option for your needs.

Usage and Support

 G Suite free editionBusiness StarterBusiness StandardEnterprise Standard
Number of users10*1-3001-300Any number
Storage per user15 GB30 GB2 TB**As much as you need**
24/7 support StandardStandardEnhanced

*Current limit is 10; it was previously unlimited.
**Requires 5 or more users (1 TB if 4 or fewer users).


 G Suite free editionBusiness StarterBusiness StandardEnterprise Standard
Custom email address
Intelligent suggestions (such as Smart Reply, Smart Compose, and Autocorrect)
Google Meet    
Meeting length limit24 hours24 hours24 hours24 hours
Participant limit100100150500
Record video meetings to Drive  
Noise cancellation  
Hand raising  
Audience polls  
Breakout rooms  
Attendance reporting   
Live stream meetings   


 G Suite free editionBusiness StarterBusiness StandardEnterprise Standard
Google Drive and Docs editors    
Content creation (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Sites)
Organizational branding (custom Drive templates) 
Shared drives for teams  
Google Chat    
Threaded spaces
Guest access spaces 
Control file sharing   
Google Calendar    
Calendar basics (such as sharing, video conferencing, resource booking)
Automatic room release   
Default event duration   

Security and administration

 G Suite free editionBusiness StarterBusiness StandardEnterprise Standard
Fundamental endpoint management
Collaboration with trusted external domains  
Google Vault   
Gmail data loss prevention (DLP)   

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Google Workspace for Education free and paid editions

If you are a qualifying educational institution, you can remain on a free subscription by transitioning to Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals. With this transition, you will incur no additional expenses and no disruption to your service. Education Fundamentals will remain free for qualifying educational institutions.

To upgrade your educational institution to Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals, go to Get started with Google Workspace for Education.

Google Workspace for nonprofits

You might be eligible to upgrade to a Nonprofits edition. If you’re already using this edition at no cost, you can continue doing so without any change to your service.

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