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Free edition of G Suite is ending this month

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The legacy free edition of Google Apps called G Suite, before December 6, 2012, had a limited set of business features. The legacy free edition was no longer available to new customers as of December 6, 2012. Due to customer feedback, Google updated the transition process for legacy editions of G Suite. Users of Google Workspace will have to upgrade, while users of Google Docs can opt out of the switch.

After June 27, 2022, the legacy free edition of G Suite will no longer be available for businesses. Instead, the Google Workspace subscription will automatically be upgraded to a paid subscription in which we will continue to deliver new capabilities that help companies transform how they work.

To complete your upgrade, you’ll need to set up Google Workspace billing before August 1, 2022.

Users using their accounts for non-commercial purposes can keep using the G Suite legacy free edition and opt out of the change to Google Workspace.

If you do not take action, your account will be suspended on August 1, 2022. Reactivating your account requires switching to Google Workspace or getting in touch with Support to identify as a non-business user.

A free edition of Google Workspace is available to qualified educational institutions and nonprofit organizations without service disruption.

This is a courtesy message for clients that might use the free version of G Suite for your business. I don’t have the skills myself to help you configure email settings if you are using this for many email accounts, but I have a trusted partner to refer you to. Just reach out if you need help.

Learn more about the transition to Google Workspace.

Cami MacNamara

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