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Google Apps is now G Suite. Same service, new name. More about the name change.

Compare G Suite editions

Trying to decide which version of G Suite to sign up for? Or maybe you're considering upgrading from your current version to one that offers more features.

Use the chart below to compare:


  G Suite Business G Suite Basic Free (legacy)
Messaging: Gmail, Calendar, Contacts
Storage and collaboration: Drive, Docs, Hangouts
Web forums and shared inboxes: Groups for Business X
Email and document search, email retention: Vault   X * X
Other Google services: Blogger, YouTube, and more

* Google Vault is available with G Suite Basic as a paid add-on.

Usage and support

  G Suite Business G Suite Basic Free (legacy)
Maximum number of users Unlimited Unlimited 10
Email, document, photo storage per user Unlimited * 30 GB 15 GB
99.9% uptime guarantee X
24/7 phone support X
Priority email support X

* G Suite Business accounts with 4 or fewer users get 1 TB per user.

Your company brand

  G Suite Business G Suite Basic Free (legacy)
Your custom email address (
Your www address in Google Sites ( X
Gmail ads turned off
Addresses at multiple domains ( *

* The legacy free edition of Google Apps only supports domain aliases, not secondary domains.

Security and business controls

  G Suite Business G Suite Basic Free (legacy)
Password monitoring and strength control
2-step verification
Single Sign On (SSO)
Enforced SSL connections
User-managed security keys X
Domain-wide admin managed security keys
Mobile device management  * X
Mobile audit ** X X
Advanced Drive auditing and reports X X
Advanced Drive administrator controls X X
Data-loss prevention ** X X

* Some Mobile Device Management features (like Device Owner) are not available in G Suite for Education and can be purchased.

** Not available in G Suite for Education

Contacts, lists, and groups

  G Suite Business G Suite Basic Free (legacy)
Mailing lists (admin controlled)
Mailing lists (user controlled) X
Global directory (internal contacts)
Global directory (external contacts) X
Forums and collaborative inboxes X


Access options

  G Suite Business G Suite Basic Free (legacy)
Supported web browsers
Mobile phones and tablets
Offline mail and Docs editors
Voice and video chat
IMAP and POP mail programs
Microsoft Outlook® X

Enterprise sync options

  G Suite Business G Suite Basic Free (legacy)
Sync user data with your LDAP server X
Use Exchange Calendar with G Suite X
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