Upgrade to G Suite Business edition

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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

If you have Google Vault, make sure you don’t accidentally lose data. Before upgrading, follow these steps.
  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 Available upgrades, next to G Suite Business, click Find Out More.
  4. At the bottom right, click Get started.
  5. 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.
  6. (Optional) At the bottom, click Promotion Code and enter any promotional code you have.
  7. Click Continue.
  8. Check the box to indicate you've read the terms of the agreementand thenclick 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.

Compare more features |  See pricing

  G Suite
Enterprise
G Suite
Business
G Suite
Basic
Storage per user Unlimited* Unlimited* 30Gb
Google Vault and Cloud Search  
Advanced Drive controls  
Audit and reporting features  
Mobile audits and alerts  
Maximum Google Meet participants 250 150 100
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.

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