Google Workspace transition is happening now

On October 6, 2020, we introduced the Google Workspace brand, product experience, and set of offerings to better equip our customers for the future of work. Whether you’re at home, at work, or in the classroom, Google Workspace is the best way to create, communicate, and collaborate.

Google Workspace editions

We rolled out new subscription options to give you more choices to fit your needs.

  • Business family—For smaller businesses, we introduced tailored offerings that make it easy and cost-effective to get started with Google Workspace—including best-in-class collaboration and productivity tools, security protections, and administrative controls.
  • Enterprise family—For larger businesses, we introduced offerings with additional productivity features, enterprise-grade administrative controls, and our most advanced security and compliance capabilities, available at both the team and organization level.

Now’s the time to transition to Google Workspace

If you have a legacy G Suite subscription, we’ll be contacting you with information about your transition to Google Workspace. There are two ways you can transition:

Transitioning does not affect your Google Workspace data or service availability.

If you prefer to wait, we'll notify you at least 30 days before it’s your turn to automatically transition. Eligibility to automatically transition is on a rolling basis, beginning in November 2021.

What to consider before you transition

When choosing which Google Workspace edition to transition to, we recommend you consider these factors:

  • Number of users—Google Workspace Business editions can have up to 300 users. If you have more than 300 users, you'll need to transition to an Enterprise edition. Please contact Google Workspace Sales to identify a transition path that best suits your needs.
  • Features you currently use—Make sure you choose an edition that includes the features your organization relies on today.
  • Features you’d like to use in the future—Are there features you’d like to add that your organization isn’t using now?

The tables below provide examples of premium features and the Google Workspace editions that support them.

Sign in to compare features

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).

G Suite to Google Workspace transition questions

Below are some common questions about transitioning from G Suite to Google Workspace.

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How does the transition affect my current G Suite subscription?

Your current G Suite subscriptions and related services will continue to function as they do today, until you self-transition or we transition you automatically to one of the new editions.

We recommend you transition now to a Google Workspace offering that meets your needs. Or, if you prefer, we can transition you automatically when your organization becomes eligible. We’ll notify you at least 30 days before it’s your turn to automatically transition.

If you’re on an Annual/Fixed-Term Plan, your eligibility date to automatically transition will be after your current renewal date.

Can I keep my G Suite subscription?

All G Suite subscriptions must transition to Google Workspace. If you have an active Annual/Fixed-Term plan, your subscription will remain unchanged until it's time to renew. We recommend you transition as soon as possible to benefit from Google Workspace functionality.

If you choose not to self-transition, we'll transition your organization automatically to a recommended Google Workspace edition when your organization is eligible. The first transitions begin in November 2021, and we'll notify you 30 days in advance with all the details.

When will my organization transition to Google Workspace?

We recommend you self-transition to Google Workspace as soon as it’s convenient for you. If you prefer to wait, Google will transition you automatically when your organization is eligible. We’ll be in touch at least 30 days in advance with more information about the timing of your transition.

If I prefer to have Google transition me, what edition will you transition me to?

We will transition you to a Google Workspace edition that suits your needs, based on the features you're currently using.

For example, if you have G Suite Business and use Google Vault, we'll transition you to Business Plus so you can continue to use that feature. The tables above provide other examples of premium features you might be using and the Google Workspace editions that support them.

Note: It can take a few days for feature changes to register in our systems. If you stop using a feature shortly before your organization is eligible to automatically transition, we may not know about the change before we transition you.

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How do I know what plan I'm on?

You can view your current subscription and payment plan on your subscription page in the Admin console. For details, go to What’s my subscription and payment plan?

Can I upgrade or downgrade after you automatically transition my subscription?

Yes. We'll transition you to a Google Workspace edition that has the features you're currently using and keeps your data. If you'd like to switch to a different Google Workspace edition, you can switch after the transition.

If you have more than 300 users you can only switch to an Enterprise edition.

You can’t switch to any G Suite subscription.

Can I continue to add users to my G Suite subscription?

Yes. You can add more users to your current G Suite subscription until your subscription transitions to Google Workspace.

If I have more than 300 users on my G Suite subscription, do I need to upgrade?

Yes, you'll need to transition to the Google Workspace Enterprise family. For information, go to Transition your Google Workspace edition.

Which Google Workspace editions include Google Vault?

Vault is available with Business Plus, Enterprise Standard, and Enterprise Plus editions.

Where can I get help?

If you have questions, you can contact:

Or visit the Admin Help Center.

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