Moving from free G Suite to Workspace? You gained more time without paying – Tecnoblog

O Google extended the limit for migrating accounts from the free plan from G Suite to the Google Workspace. The company silently updated a support page to let users know that users have one more month to start paying for the productivity suite. The document also informs that the waiting list for those who want a no-charge alternative will arrive “in the coming weeks”.

Users of legacy G Suite accounts will have to migrate to Google Workspace (Image: Emerson Alecrim/Tecnoblog)
Users of legacy G Suite accounts will have to migrate to Google Workspace (Image: Emerson Alecrim/Tecnoblog)

The change brings new dates to the schedule revealed in January, which was even the subject of lawsuits. At that time, Google stated that free legacy G Suite users had until May 1 to choose a Google Workspace plan. The change was expected to take place in full on July 1.

But Google has a new calendar. Second Rum Amadeo this Tuesday (5), the company updated a support document to inform that Users have until June 1st to choose their plan. The completion of the process was extended from July to August.

“If Google can’t bill your credit card, account suspensions now start in August instead of July,” Amadeo explained on his Twitter profile. “Accounts will be closed after 60 days of suspension, so in October.”

Google will also open a waiting list for those who want to keep the free use of the account, but outside of Workspace. The option to sign up for the relationship will appear on the domain admin panel “in the coming weeks”. In this case, users have June 1st to avoid being charged for the office suite.

The option is an alternative for those who cannot afford the service subscription or do not want to keep it. However, the transition does away with some features of the legacy G Suite plan, such as using your own domain. But the user will be able to keep using Google services and will have access to content purchased from the Play Store.

It should be noted that not all modalities will be affected by the change. This is because free Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals or Google Workspace for Nonprofits accounts will not be impacted by the end of the legacy plan.

Google Workspace has monthly fees starting at R$24.30 in Brazil (Image: Disclosure/Google)
Google Workspace has monthly fees starting at R$24.30 in Brazil (Image: Disclosure/Google)

Google Workspace starts at R$24.30 per month

Ending the legacy plan ends the legacy G Suite plan. This means that companies will no longer have free access to email accounts with a custom domain, for example. For this, you will need to hire a paid Google Workspace plan; but Google promises discounts to those who make the transition.

Currently, Google Workspace has plans starting at R$24.30. The cheapest option is the Business Starter plan, which offers custom domain email accounts and other productivity-enhancing tools. Check out Google’s office suite plans below:

Business Starter Business Standard Business Plus Enterprise
Monthly fee (promotional price) R$ 24,30 R$ 48,60 R$ 81 Negotiable
Storage (per account) 30 GB 2 TB 5 TB Negotiable
Gmail with own domain Sim Sim Sim Sim
Participants in Google Meet Calls 100 150 500 500
Google Meet call duration up to 24 hours up to 24 hours up to 24 hours up to 24 hours
Google Meet call recording no sim sim sim
Noise Canceling on Google Meet no sim sim sim

All plans also entitle you to other Google services. This is the case with Google Drive, for storing files, and Slides, Docs, and Sheets. Additionally, subscribers can use Google Chat to exchange team messages.

With information: 9to5Google and Android Police

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