Google Requiring All 'G Suite Legacy Free Edition' Users To Start Paying for Workspace this Year
Wednesday January 19, 2022. 09:06 PM , from Slashdot
An anonymous reader shares a report: In 2020, G Suite became Google Workspace as part of a mass reorganization of the company's apps for the 'future of work.' Various plans were migrated over, and Google is now finally getting rid of the G Suite legacy free edition. 'Google Apps' for businesses and schools were introduced 16 years ago and was discontinued in 2012. However, the company made no significant changes to those free accounts in the past decade, until today. In an email to administrators this morning, Google said it 'will now transition all remaining users to an upgraded Google Workspace paid subscription based on your usage.' As such, Workspace's only free plans are for Nonprofits and Education (Fundamentals). After getting free Gmail, Drive, Docs, and other apps for the past several years, companies/people will need to start paying for those Google services and the ability to use your own custom domain (instead of just gmail.com).
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