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If you're on the Annual Plan/Fixed-Term, you can downgrade editions only after you Switch from Annual to Flexible Plan.

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You can transition your G Suite or Google Workspace subscription to Business Standard edition.

What to know before you switch editions

  • Everyone in your organization gets the same subscription. For example, you can’t transition some users to Business Plus while others keep using Business Standard edition.
  • If you’re on an Annual/Fixed-Term Plan, the transition includes all of your current users.
  • If you’re upgrading and your current subscription is on the Annual/Fixed-Term Plan with yearly payments, you can only switch to the Annual/Fixed-Term Plan with monthly payments. After you switch, you get a prorated credit for any remaining yearly subscription balance.
  • Only organizations with 300 or fewer users can switch from an Enterprise edition to a Business edition.
  • If you switch editions during your free trial, any unused days apply to your new subscription. For example, if you switch editions on the 10th day of your free trial, the last 4 days of the free trial apply to the new subscription.
  • If you downgrade your edition and lose a feature, such as data loss prevention (DLP) or Google Vault, you can get the feature back if you upgrade within 51 days. Otherwise, you need to wait until after 84 days to upgrade to an edition with the feature.
  • Not sure which edition to switch to? Compare features in Google Workspace editions.

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If you're already an administrator for a G Suite or Google Workspace account, sign in now to compare features across available editions: Sign in to your account (doesn't end in gmail.com).

What to do before you switch

Prevent loss of data on mobile devices

If you’re using advanced endpoint management, turn on basic management to make sure users who enrolled their devices don’t lose access to their Google Workspace data on mobile devices.

Prevent loss of data protected by Google Vault

If you’ve set Vault retention rules or holds, be sure to preserve Vault data when switching editions.

Prevent storage restrictions for users
Verify the total storage used by all users in your organization. Choose a subscription that provides enough storage for your organization's needs. Find out how much storage your organization is using.

Switch to Business Standard

If you already have Google Vault: Before switching editions, follow these steps to make sure you don’t accidentally lose data.
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using an account with super administrator privileges (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Billingand thenGet more services.
  3. Next to the edition you want, click Switch.
  4. Review the impact this change will haveand thenclick Get started.
  5. If your current subscription is on the Flexible Plan, select a payment plan for your new subscription:
    • Flexible Plan—No long-term commitment, pay for the users that you have each month, and add or remove users as needed.
    • Annual Plan (Monthly Payment)—Requires a one-year contract. Pay a monthly user commitment and add users as needed. To increase the number of users, for users needed, enter a new number. The Annual Plan is not available when you downgrade to a lower-level edition.
  6. If your current subscription is on the Annual Plan (yearly or monthly payments), select Annual Plan (Monthly Payment) as the payment plan for your new subscription.
  7. (Optional) To add a promotional code, for Flexible Plan, click Add promotion code and enter the code.
  8. Click Checkoutand thenPlace Order.
If you previously purchased Drive storage or Google Vault licenses: In some cases, these licenses for Drive storage and Vault may remain assigned after you switch editions. To avoid charges for these licenses, check and remove any individual Drive and Vault licenses from users who still have them assigned after the transition.

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