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Compare Google Workspace editions

Google Workspace offers subscription options for individuals, small businesses, large organizations, and schools. Compare editions in these categories:

  • Business—Productivity suites for businesses with 1-300 users
  • Education—Discounted suites for qualifying educational institutions
  • Enterprise—Adds premium security and advanced controls for unlimited users
  • Essentials—Productivity and collaboration tools without Gmail

To find out your edition, go to What's my subscription and payment plan?

Compare Essentials editions

Essentials editions are designed to provide seamless integration with your existing email solution. Use these tables to see exactly which features are included with the following editions:

  • Essentials Starter—Collaboration and video conferencing at no cost for teams of up to 100 users. (Or if you signed up for Essentials Starter before June 3, 2022, teams can have up to 25 users.)
  • Essentials—Collaboration and video conferencing, additional security features, pooled storage, and policy controls. Essentials edition is no longer available for new customers.
  • Enterprise Essentials—Collaboration and video conferencing with more participants and advanced features, more pooled storage, and enterprise-grade security and management.
  • Enterprise Essentials Plus—More advanced security and compliance controls for greater productivity and collaboration, with 5 TB of pooled storage per user.
Suite wide Service specific

Service availability

Identity management

Usage and support

User access options

Security and data management

Reports and audit logs

Endpoint management

3rd-party app integration

Other admin features

Drive and Docs editors

Groups / Groups for Business

Google Meet

Google Chat

 

Service availability

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  Essentials Starter Essentials** Enterprise Essentials Enterprise Essentials Plus
Calendar  
Drive storage and Docs editors
Video conferencing with Meet
Digital whiteboarding with Jamboard
Tasks
Directory management  ✔
Sites
Notetaking with Keep
Chat and chat spaces *
Groups for Business   *  ✔* *
Additional Google services (admin managed)   *  ✔* *
Gemini for Google Workspace (add-on)  
Google Cloud Search for internal search and assist
 

 

 

Only Google services

*

Only Google services

Google Vault for eDiscovery and information governance     * *
AppSheet Core       *

* Requires verifying your domain.
** New subscriptions to the Essentials edition are no longer available.
† Requires a Gemini for Google Workspace add-on.

Note: If your organization has Essentials Starter or an email-verified account for Essentials, Enterprise Essentials, or Enterprise Essentials Plus, users can access additional services that aren't admin-managed, such as Google Groups and Photos.

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Identity management

  Essentials Starter Essentials** Enterprise Essentials Enterprise Essentials Plus
Add or remove existing user accounts
Assign a super admin role
Create and delete user accounts   * * *
Assign custom admin roles   * * *
Manage user profiles   * * *

* This feature requires verifying your domain.
** New subscriptions to the Essentials edition are no longer available.

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Usage and support

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  Essentials Starter Essentials** Enterprise Essentials Enterprise Essentials Plus
Number of users 100 Any number Any number Any number
Email, document, photo storage per user 15 GB 100 GB per user, up to a maximum of 2 TB†† 1 TB per user†† 5 TB††
99.9% uptime guarantee
Standard Support      
Enhanced Support    

** New subscriptions to the Essentials edition are no longer available.
† If you signed up for Essentials Starter before June 3, 2022, the user limit is 25 per team.
†† Storage is pooled across all users.

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User access options

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  Essentials Starter Essentials** Enterprise Essentials Enterprise Essentials Plus
Supported browsers ✔  ✔ 
Access across devices (computers, phones, tablets) ✔  ✔ 
Offline access ✔  ✔ 
Microsoft Outlook   * * *

* This feature requires verifying your domain.
** New subscriptions to the Essentials edition are no longer available.

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Security and data management

Security and data protection

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  Essentials Starter Essentials** Enterprise Essentials Enterprise Essentials Plus
Alert center: Notifications of potential security issues ✔   ✔  
Set session length for Google Cloud services ✔*  ✔* ✔*
2-Step Verification (admin managed)   ✔* ✔* ✔*
Security keys for 2-Step Verification   ✔* ✔* ✔*
Enforced SSL connections    
Data protection insights report     ✔ 
Password monitoring and strength control     ✔* ✔*
Generative AI security protections††    
Data exports      
Advanced data exports      
Collaboration with trusted external domains      
Fundamental data regions       ✔*
Data loss prevention (DLP)       ✔*

Control access based on user and device context (Context-Aware Access)

      ✔*
Set session length for Google services       ✔*
Security center: Security dashboard       ✔*
Security center: Security investigation tool       ✔*
Security center: Security health page       ✔*
Enterprise data regions       ✔*
Cloud Identity Premium       ✔*

*  Requires verifying your domain.
** New subscriptions to the Essentials edition are no longer available.
 You don't need to purchase a separate Cloud Identity Premium subscription.
†† Requires a Gemini for Google Workspace add-on.

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Reports and audit logs

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  Essentials Starter Essentials** Enterprise Essentials Enterprise Essentials Plus
Usage trends of apps and users   ✔ (basic)
Audit logs of user and admin activity ✔ (basic)
Google Meet attendance reports   ✔ 
Export reports to BigQuery       ✔*
Access Transparency logs of admin activity       ✔*
Work Insights report for users       ✔*

* This feature requires verifying your domain.
** New subscriptions to the Essentials edition are no longer available.

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Endpoint management

Device security settings

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Essentials Starter

Essentials** Enterprise Essentials Enterprise Essentials Plus
Fundamental endpoint management  
Basic passcode enforcement (mobile)   ✔* ✔* ✔*
Google Credential Provider for Windows (standalone)   ✔* ✔* ✔*
Network management
(ChromeOS, meeting room hardware)
  ✔* ✔* ✔*
Advanced endpoint management   
Strong passcode enforcement     ✔* ✔*
Network management (mobile)     ✔* ✔*
Mobile device security policies     ✔* ✔*
Android work profiles     ✔* ✔*

* This feature requires verifying your domain.
** New subscriptions to the Essentials edition are no longer available.
 This feature set requires enabling advanced mobile management.

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Device management

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  Essentials Starter Essentials** Enterprise Essentials Enterprise Essentials Plus
Fundamental endpoint management  
Basic mobile device management   ✔* ✔* ✔*
Fundamental management for computers   ✔* ✔* ✔*
Endpoint verification   ✔* ✔* ✔*
Company-owned device inventory (endpoints)   ✔* ✔* ✔*
Remote account sign-out   ✔* ✔* ✔*
Remote account wipe (mobile)   ✔* ✔* ✔*
Block devices   ✔* ✔* ✔*
Drive for desktop     ✔* ✔*
Advanced endpoint management  
Advanced mobile management    
Zero-touch enrollment for Android devices    
Admin approval of devices    
Remote device wipe    
Windows device management    

* This feature requires verifying your domain.
** New subscriptions to the Essentials edition are no longer available.
 This feature set requires enabling advanced mobile management.

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Mobile app management

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  Essentials Starter Essentials** Enterprise Essentials Enterprise Essentials Plus
Fundamental endpoint management  
Public and private app management (Android)   ✔* ✔* ✔*
Advanced endpoint management  
Public app management (iOS)     ✔* ✔*
Android app runtime permissions     ✔* ✔*
Selectively distribute mobile apps to users     ✔* ✔*
Publish private Android web apps     ✔* ✔*
Managed Android app settings configurations     ✔* ✔*

* This feature requires verifying your domain.
** New subscriptions to the Essentials edition are no longer available.
 This feature set requires enabling advanced mobile management.

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Device details

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  Essentials Starter Essentials** Enterprise Essentials Enterprise Essentials Plus
Fundamental endpoint management  
Basic device details (mobile)   ✔* ✔* ✔*
Basic endpoint details
(computer & smart home devices)
  ✔* ✔* ✔*
Basic device reports (Chrome & mobile)   ✔* ✔* ✔*
Advanced endpoint management  
Advanced device reports (mobile)      ✔* ✔*

* This feature requires verifying your domain.
** New subscriptions to the Essentials edition are no longer available.
 This feature set requires enabling advanced mobile management.

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3rd-party app integration

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  Essentials Starter Essentials** Enterprise Essentials Enterprise Essentials Plus
Single sign-on (SSO) using a 3rd-party IdP 


Microsoft (OIDC) only

✔* ✔* ✔*
Single sign-on (SSO) using Google as IdP   ✔* ✔* ✔*
App catalog of 200+ preconfigured SAML apps   ✔* ✔* ✔*
Autoprovisioning of SAML apps (maximum number)   Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Secure LDAP: Connect LDAP-based apps & services       ✔*

* This feature requires verifying your domain.
** New subscriptions to the Essentials edition are no longer available.

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Other admin features

  Essentials Starter Essentials** Enterprise Essentials Enterprise Essentials Plus
Admin SDK (APIs to manage users and services, create reports, and more)    ✔* ✔* ✔*
Upgrade directly to a Google Workspace Business or Enterprise edition with Gmail   ✔* ✔* ✔*

* This feature requires verifying your domain.
** New subscriptions to the Essentials edition are no longer available.

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Drive and Docs editors

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Essentials Starter

Essentials* Enterprise Essentials Enterprise Essentials Plus
Drive for desktop
Connected Sheets
Advanced Drive auditing and reports (Drive audit log)
Shared drives  
Advanced Drive sharing permissions  
Manage document approvals  
Manage Drive metadata (custom labels and fields)  
Turn Docs creation on or off  
Delegate access to Connected Sheets    
Smart chip data extraction    
Generative AI in Docs, Sheets, & Slides †    
Drive file suggestions in Chrome browser address bar      
Organizational branding (custom templates)      
Drive data loss prevention (DLP)       ✔**
Trust rules for Drive sharing permissions       ✔**
Client-side encryption for Drive files       ✔**

* New subscriptions to the Essentials edition are no longer available.
** Requires verifying your domain.
† Requires a Gemini for Google Workspace add-on.

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Groups / Groups for Business

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  Essentials Starter Essentials** Enterprise Essentials Enterprise Essentials Plus
Groups for content sharing and calendar invitations   * * *
Collaborative Inboxes and message moderation   * * *
User-managed groups   * * *
Configuration groups for use by admins   * * *
Target audience groups (preset sharing options)     * *
Inspect group membership       *
Restrict group membership       *
Dynamic groups (manage membership automatically)       *
View members (direct & indirect) in all groups       *

* This feature requires verifying your domain.
** New subscriptions to the Essentials edition are no longer available.

Note: If your organization has Essentials Starter or an email-verified account for Essentials, Enterprise Essentials, or Enterprise Essentials Plus, Google Groups is available to users but isn't admin-managed.

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Google Meet

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  Essentials Starter Essentials** Enterprise Essentials Enterprise Essentials Plus
Maximum meeting length 60 minutes 24 hours 24 hours 24 hours
Maximum number of participants per meeting 100 100 250 1,000
External participants
Secure meetings
Presentations and screen sharing
App for Android and iOS
Digital whiteboard
Add Meet video to Microsoft Outlook
Works with Meet room hardware
Hand raising
Raise a room's hand using Meet hardware *
Reactions
Dial in (U.S. & international numbers)††  
Record meetings & save them to Drive  
Breakout rooms  
Polls  
Q&A  
Track attendance (requires 5 or more attendees)  
Add co-hosts to meetings  
Control Slides presentations  
Generative AI in Meet    
Noise cancellation    
Set recording quality for screen shares    
In-domain and trusted domain live streaming (maximum number viewers)       100k
Transcribe meetings & save them to Drive      
Client-side encryption for audio and video       ✔*

* Requires verifying your domain.
** New subscriptions to the Essentials edition are no longer available. 
 Requires a Gemini for Google Workspace add-on.
†† Powered by Google Voice.

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Google Chat

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  Essentials Starter Essentials** Enterprise Essentials Enterprise Essentials Plus
Set spaces history option for users ✔*
Turn chat history on or off     ✔*
Automatically accept chat invitations   ✔*
Allow or restrict external chat   ✔*
Allow or restrict Chat apps   ✔*
Turn external spaces on or off   ✔*
Use discoverable spaces   * * ✔*
External chat for 1:1 and group direct messages       ✔*
Control file sharing in Chat       ✔*

* This feature requires verifying your domain.
** New subscriptions to the Essentials edition are no longer available.

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