Prior to December 6, 2012, Google offered a free edition of G Suite—also known as the legacy free edition of Google Apps—that had a reduced set of business features. As of December 6, 2012, Google stopped offering the free edition to new customers.
Upgrade G Suite
If you're currently using the legacy free edition of G Suite but would like additional business features, such as 24/7 support, upgrade to another G Suite edition. When you upgrade, you can choose your G Suite edition: Basic, Business, or Enterprise. Compare G Suite editions | G Suite pricing plans
Go to the steps: Upgrade from G Suite legacy free edition
Changes to upgrades starting in November 2019
When you upgrade from G Suite legacy free edition to G Suite Basic, G Suite Business, or G Suite Enterprise:
- You immediately switch to a paid G Suite Basic subscription
- You can’t downgrade your account back to G Suite legacy free edition
Note: If you upgraded before this change, you have the option to downgrade during the 10-day trial period.
Keep using reduced business features for free
If you signed up for G Suite before December 6, 2012 and have been using the legacy free edition of G Suite since that time, you can continue your service for free, without any change in service. The fact that we discontinued the free edition for new customers has no effect on existing customers of the free service.
Features in the free edition
- Messaging: Gmail, Calendar, Contacts
- Storage and collaboration: Drive, Docs, Hangouts
- Other Google services: Blogger, YouTube, and more
- Maximum number of users: 10
- Email, document, photo storage per user: 15 GB
- Video conferencing
- Email storage (shared with documents and photos): 15 GB
- Attachment size limit: 25 MB
- Maximum recipients per message: 500
- Maximum recipients/day per user (outside your domain): 500
- Your custom email address (email@example.com)
- Gmail ads turned off
- Addresses at multiple domains (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Supports only domain aliases, not secondary domains
- Junk email filtering and virus blocking
- Gmail ads turned off
- Mail, contacts and calendar migration from Microsoft® Exchange®, IBM® Notes®, and other webmail hosts
- Email import from webmail host
Discounts for schools and nonprofits
You may be eligible to use G Suite Basic features for free by upgrading to the G Suite for Education or Nonprofits edition. If you're already using one of these editions for free, you can continue doing so without any change to your service.
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Other ways to get free email
You can use Gmail for free with a personal Google Account. However, you won't get a custom email address such as email@example.com. Instead, your address will end in @gmail.com. You also won't have any administrative control over your organization's email use.