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. The Terms of Service for the legacy free edition of G Suite can be found here.
Upgrade your edition
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 edition. When you upgrade, you can choose your Google Workspace edition. Compare Google Workspace editions
Go to the steps: Upgrade from the legacy free edition of G Suite
When you upgrade from the legacy free edition of G Suite:
- You immediately switch to a paid subscription. Free trials are not available.
- You can’t downgrade your account back to the legacy free edition of G Suite.
Keep using reduced business features for free
If you signed up for the legacy free edition of G Suite before December 6, 2012 and have been using that edition since then, 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, Meet
- 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, HCL Notes, and other webmail hosts
- Email import from webmail host
Discounts for schools and nonprofits
You might be eligible to upgrade to the 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.
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.
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