Video meetings, cloud storage, and collaboration tools for teams
Small teams at a company or school can use Essentials to collaborate with video meetings, shared files, and online docs. With Essentials, you get Google Meet for secure video meetings; Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides for content creation; and a few bonus services.
You also get easy tools for managing team members and their file sharing permissions.
Essentials is USD $8 per active user per month, with up to 2 TB of pooled cloud storage.
For details about billing and storage limits, go to How Essentials billing works.
All you need is a business email address
Use Essentials with a team at your company, simply by signing up with your business email address. You can then add other users who have email addresses in the same domain. For example, if your address ends in @yourbusiness.com, you can use Essentials with other people whose addresses end in @yourbusiness.com.
Note: You can't sign up with an address at a public web host like gmail.com or yahoo.com. Instead, you must use a custom address, such as for a business or organization.
Includes Meet and Drive features
Video calls, content storage, and collaboration
- Voice and video conferencing—Host and join video meeting from anywhere with up to 150 participants Learn more
- Pooled cloud storage—Combined storage limits for everyone on your team, up to 2 TB. Learn more
- Collaboration—Use shared drives to collaborate more easily within project teams or departments. Learn more
- Files available any time, any place—Get to Drive files from any location on any computer or mobile device. Learn more
- Productivity suite—Easily create and co-edit files with Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms. Learn more
- Add and remove team members—Control who in your organization can use Essentials. Learn more
- Assign a Team admin role—Give another user full administrative control over your team's Essentials account. Learn more
- Directory—Members of your team can manage personal and global contacts. Learn more
- Google Keep—Capture, share, and collaborate on your notes on any device, anywhere. Easily create task lists, action items, voice memos, and more. Learn more
For a list of all Essentials features, see the Essentials site.
Unlock additional features for your domain
If you're the owner or IT admin for your organization's domain name, you can unlock account (identity) management features, such as the ability to create user accounts and manage user profiles and password strength. You also take over management of any existing Essentials users in your organization.
Learn more about using Essentials with your domain.
You pay only for active users in your organization for the previous month. Learn more
You also get pooled storage across your organization. Storage increases with each user that joins Essentials, up to a limit. Learn more