They say that the shattering of a heart when being broken is the loudest quiet ever. We definitely went through that when we found out that the free edition of G Suite Legacy that has been around for decades is leaving us forever.
Google has just announced that the G Suite free edition will be made available until 30 June 2022 and thereon, all users will be gradually (and automatically) upgraded to Google Workspace starting 1 May 2022. The upgrade in plans will be determined by the current usage that your account utilizes.
In the event the users fail to provide payment details to complete the upgrade, the Google Workspace subscription will be suspended until you set it up for billing. After 60 days of suspension, users will no longer be able to access core apps such as Gmail, Calendar, and Meet.
Many may find this shocking, however, the decision of Google pulling the plug on G Suite legacy isn’t entirely unpredicted. Since the rebranding of G Suite as Google Workspace in 2020, it has vastly expanded and enhanced its set of cloud-based collaboration and productivity tools, while G Suite Legacy free edition has its business features reduced.
We can only say that this decision seems destined to come, but most importantly is that we can adapt to these changes promptly.
There is good news though: that the individual or organization that migrates to a paid subscription plan won’t be billed for at least two months – it means that you get a free 2-month trial of a fully-featured plan. This is certainly a very attractive offer for users who wish to step up their game but are unsure of which plan to choose.
For more information, you can find out here or get in touch with one of our specialists for a better understanding of the position that you’re in.
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