Google Makes G Suite Free Again For Legacy Users, But You’ll Have To Opt-In
By Mikelle Leow, 17 May 2022
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G Suite is among Google’s most popular services, so when the tech giant announced an updated Workspace version that essentially forced everyone to pay up or risk losing over a decade of content, users were understandably livid.
If you’ve been on this platform for personal use, good news: the free G Suite is back for legacy accounts.
A new no-cost option allows existing accounts to retain their custom domain email addresses, alongside access to Google’s productivity apps and existing data.
Google previously attempted to pacify users with a free Google Workspace feature, but that excluded email support for domain names that didn’t end with @gmail.com. With the revival of G Suite for longtime users, they will still be able to access Gmail using their own domain names.
One catch: You’ll have to select the setting by June 27, or your account will automatically transition into the paid version.
“If you don’t take any action, your account will be suspended starting on August 1, 2022,” Google cautions. “To reactivate your account, you will either need to upgrade to Google Workspace or opt-out of the transition for non-commercial use.”
To do this, head to your account’s Admin Console and choose “Personal use: stay on no-cost Legacy G Suite.”
With this option, though, you’ll have to agree that the account will not be used for business purposes.
Users with legacy personal accounts who have already upgraded to the paid Google Workspace should contact its support team.
For users of the free legacy GSuite, @Google has added an option in the admin console to opt out of the @GoogleWorkspace transition for personal accounts. The personaly use option is rolling out slowly, so if you don't see it now, check back later. https://t.co/PURAsEM2cG pic.twitter.com/MhIiTdQElx— Steve Whitcher (@NeighborGeek) May 16, 2022
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