Google will soon have a waiting list for users of the free old version of G Suite. Users who join this list before June 1st will be eligible for the free Google Workspace option when it becomes available.
google Reports on the support page The Google Workspace free version queue message will appear in the Google Admin console in the coming weeks. To use the free option, you must put your name on the queue in the Google Admin console before June 1, 2022 so that your account is not automatically upgraded to a paid Google Workspace. Customers who are in the queue will continue to get the old free copy of G Suite until the free option is available,” Google Books.
With the no-cost workspace option provided by the company, users can continue to use Google Drive and Google Meet. Administrators will no longer be able to access certain features, such as a Gmail address with its own domain and the ability to manage different users. When the free option for Workspace becomes available, Google will send more information about what will happen to the admin account. The administrator has 60 days to try the free option or choose the paid Google Workspace.
If the admin doesn’t sign up for the waitlist and wait until June 1, Google will automatically upgrade your free G Suite package to a paid Workspace subscription. Billing begins August 1, provided the administrator has provided payment information and completed the upgrade. If not, your paid Google Workspace subscription will be suspended until billing is done. Administrators who have already switched to a paid version of Workspace, but still want to sign up for the free version, can contact customer service to add them to the waiting list.
Google announced in January It will end with the free old version of G Suite† New users have not been able to use this specific bundle of Google services since 2012, but users who continue to use it have not yet paid. The free legacy version of G Suite will expire on June 1st.
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