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 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 14-day trial period.   

If you’re using the legacy free edition of G Suite, you can get more business features by upgrading to a paid edition. 


How to upgrade

Step 1: Choose your business features

Depending on the features you want, you can upgrade to the G Suite Basic, Business, or Enterprise edition. Compare features below to decide which edition you want. 

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  G Suite Enterprise G Suite Business G Suite Basic Free edition
Maximum number of users Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited 10 GB
Email, document, image storage per user Unlimited Unlimited 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  
Archiving with Vault    
Login security keys    
Drive activity reports    
Advanced reports and policy controls    
Enhanced security, controls, and customization      
Step 2: Upgrade to a paid subscription for G Suite

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

Upgrade to G Suite 

  • You immediately switch to a paid G Suite subscription
  • You can’t downgrade back to G Suite legacy free edition
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Billing.
  3. Under Additional Paid Services, click Add it now next to G Suite Basic, G Suite Business, or G Suite Enterprise.
  4. Review the notice about upgrading and click Get started.
  5. Check the box to indicate that you have read the terms of the agreement and click Continue.
  6.  Set up Flexible monthly billing for your subscription. (Annual billing is not available for online purchases.)
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