Switch to Enterprise Essentials edition

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If your Essentials or Essentials Starter users need access to premium Google Workspace features, you can upgrade your subscription to an Enterprise Essentials subscription.

You can’t switch to Enterprise Essentials from any other Google Workspace edition.

Unlock premium features with Enterprise Essentials

By upgrading to Enterprise Essentials, you'll unlock 24/7 support and access to other premium collaboration and security features.

  • More pooled storage—As much storage as you need to securely keep over 100 different file types, plus shared team drives.
  • Larger interactive meetings and advanced meeting functionality—Up to 150 participants in Google Meet with Drive recordings, noise cancellation, polls, Q&A, breakout rooms, and attendance tracking.
  • Advanced security and compliance controls—Better protect your data, users, and devices with advanced endpoint management, data retention, and eDiscovery.
    • Security alerts—View notifications about potential issues within your organization.
    • Advanced endpoint management—Set up company-managed mobile devices, selectively distribute apps to mobile devices., and more.
    • Data retention and eDiscovery—Retain, search, and export your data with Vault.

Before you begin

  • Everyone in your organization gets the same subscription. For example, you can’t transition some users to Enterprise Essentials while others keep using Essentials Starter.
  • If you want to switch to a different Google Workspace edition, first upgrade to Enterprise Essentials. Then switch to the subscription you want.

Upgrade from Essentials Starter

  1. Open Drive and click Team dashboard in the bottom-left corner.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Click Get more storage.
    • On the left, click Permissions, and then click Upgrade.
  3. Review the impact this change will haveand thenclick Get started.
  4. Select a payment plan:
    • 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. The Annual Plan is not available when you downgrade to a lower-level edition.
  5. (Optional) Under Flexible Plan, click Add promotion code and enter any promotional code you have.
  6. Set up your billing account and payment method.
  7. Click Checkoutand thenPlace Order.

Upgrade from Essentials (paid version)

If you’re an email-verified customer, before you upgrade, you need to verify your domain.

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using an account with super administrator privileges (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. On the Admin console Home page, go to Billingand thenGet more services.
  3. At the edition you want, click Switch.
  4. Review the impact this change will haveand thenclick Get started.
  5. Select a payment plan:
    • 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. The Annual Plan is not available when you downgrade to a lower-level edition.
  6. (Optional) Under Flexible Plan, click Add promotion code and enter any promotional code you have.
  7. Click Checkoutand thenPlace Order.
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