To upgrade from the legacy free edition of G Suite, go here instead.
To get more business features and administrator controls, upgrade your edition of G Suite. Upgrade at any time—while still in your free trial or after paid service starts.
What to know before you upgrade
When you upgrade, everyone gets the same subscription. For example, you can’t upgrade some users to G Suite Business while others keep using G Suite Basic.
If you’re on the Annual Plan, the upgrade includes all of your current users.
Not sure which edition to upgrade to? Compare features below
Step 1: Upgrade to G Suite Business
From the Admin console Home page, go to Billing.
Under Available upgrades, next to G Suite Business, click Find Out More.
At the bottom right, click Get started.
On the left, select a payment plan:
- Trial Plan—Try the service for 14 days without making a payment.
- 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.
(Optional) At the bottom, click Promotion Code and enter any promotional code you have.
Check the box to indicate you've read the terms of the agreementclick Continue.
If you previously purchased Drive storage or Google Vault licenses: In some cases, these licenses for Drive storage and Vault may remain assigned after you upgrade. To avoid charges for these licenses, check and remove any individual Drive and Vault licenses from users who received G Suite Business or G Suite Enterprise licenses.
(Optional) Step 2: Set up archiving with Google Vault
If you haven’t yet set up archiving with Google Vault, go to Get started: Vault administrators.
Benefits of upgrading
Here are just some of the features you gain by upgrading to G Suite Business or Enterprise edition.
|Storage per user||Unlimited*||Unlimited*||30Gb|
|Google Vault and Cloud Search||✔||✔|
|Advanced Drive controls||✔||✔|
|Audit and reporting features||✔||✔|
|Mobile audits and alerts||✔||✔|
|Up to 30 participants in Hangouts Meet||✔|
|Enhanced Drive security||✔|
|Email and image scanning||✔|
|Gmail log analysis in BigQuery||✔|
|Advanced security via keys and S/MIME encryption||✔|
|Automated mobile device management||✔|
|Information privacy protection and IRM (Information Rights Management)||✔|
* If there are 4 or fewer users in your organization, each user gets 1 TB of storage.