Legacy free edition of G Suite

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

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Basic services and features
  • Messaging: Gmail, Calendar, Contacts
  • Storage and collaboration: Drive, Docs, Meet
  • Other Google services: Blogger, YouTube, and more
Usage and support
Email usage
  • 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
Addresses and mailing lists
Your company brand
  • Your custom email address (name@company.com)
  • Gmail ads turned off
  • Addresses at multiple domains (you@company2.com)
    Supports only domain aliases, not secondary domains
Security and business controls
Email security and business controls
  • Junk email filtering and virus blocking
  • Gmail ads turned off
Access options
Migration services

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 name@company.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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