Upgrade from the legacy free edition of G Suite

Convert to a paid edition to get more business features

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.


How to upgrade

Step 1: Choose your business features

Depending on the features you want, you can upgrade to a Google Workspace Business or Enterprise edition. Compare features below to decide which edition you want.

Compare more features |  Go to pricing

  Business Plus Business Standard Business Starter Free edition
Maximum number of users 300 300 300 10
Email, document, image storage per user 5 TB 2 TB 30 GB 15 GB
24/7 customer support  
99.9% guaranteed uptime  
Option to disable Gmail ads  
Ability to use Microsoft Outlook  
Mobile device management  
Login security keys  
Drive activity reports    
Advanced reports and policy controls    
Enhanced security, controls, and customization      
Archiving with Vault      
Step 2: Upgrade to a paid subscription for Google Workspace

After deciding which edition you want, follow the steps to switch to a paid subscription. After you upgrade:

  • You immediately switch to a paid Google Workspace subscription
  • You can’t downgrade back to the legacy free edition of G Suite

Upgrade to Google Workspace

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

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

  2. On the Admin console Home page, go to Billingand thenGet more services.
  3. At the edition you want, click Switch.
  4. Review the impact this change will haveand thenclick Get started.
  5. Select a payment plan:
    • Flexible Plan—No long-term commitment, pay for the users you have each month, and add or remove users as needed.
    • Annual Plan (Monthly Payment)—Requires a 1-year contract, pay monthly for users committed upfront, and add users as needed. You can increase the number of users in the users needed field. The Annual Plan is not available when you downgrade to a lower-level edition.
  6. (Optional) Under Flexible Plan, click Add promotion code and enter any promotional code you have.
  7. Click Checkout.
  8. Enter your billing informationand thenclick Place order.
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