If you’ve signed up to create a team-managed G Suite account, or joined a team as a member, you should be aware of some differences in how these accounts are managed, compared to domain-managed G Suite accounts.
A team-managed G Suite account is managed by a team admin. The team admin may be able to:
- Add or remove team members
- Choose whether team members can share files externally
- Transfer ownership of team members' files
- Find and view team members' files stored in Drive
- Restrict a team member's access to their account or to specific Google services
- Designate additional team admins
The domain administrator for your business or organization also has the option to transition a team-managed G Suite account to a domain-managed G Suite account. If this happens, the domain administrator verifies ownership of the domain, and can then:
- Alter settings for the account
- View statistics on account usage
- Restrict access to the account or to specific Google services
- Reset the account password
- Access or modify data in the account
- Suspend or delete the account
Note: A domain administrator will have the ability to remove or disable any Google services or products (including paid products). If you want to make a purchase for personal purposes (for example, buying a song on Google Play), we recommend you do it on an account that's not associated with your business email address.