Managed teams (Essentials)

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Small teams can use Essentials to collaborate with video meetings, shared files, and online docs. Here's how to sign up and manage your team—or if you're on a managed team, how to start working together. 

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Account & billing Manage your team Video meetings Storage & collaboration Groups & contacts

Sign up and manage your account

Learn about Essentials

Want to have video meetings and use online docs editors with a team? See what features you get with Essentials, and choose the edition that's best for your team.

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Sign up for Essentials

Signing up is easy. All you need is a business email address where you currently receive mail. Learn more and sign up now!

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About your free trial

After you sign up, you and your team can use Essentials free for 30 days. Only after that will we start charging your credit card. Before you trial expires, you can easily cancel and incur no charges at all.

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How billing works

When your free trial is over, we start to charge your card based only on usage only. You pay for active users in your organization for the previous month. Learn more here.

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Cancel your team's account

Should you decide at any time that you don't want to continue using Essentials with your team, you can easily cancel your account. To cancel, you'll go to your Google Admin console.

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Get Essentials mobile apps

Get any of the Essentials mobile apps, such as Drive, Meet, Docs, Sheets, or Slides, on your phone or tablet.

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Manage your team

These tasks are for the team lead or members who have been given a leader role. Most tasks can be done in your Team dashboard. For just a few, we'll send you to your Google Admin console.
 

Invite people to join your team

As the team lead who signs up for Essentials, you can invite people to join your team. These are other people at your business or school who will be sharing and collaborating with your apps. Invite users from your Team dashboard.

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Change a team member's role

Assign team lead roles to other users, so they can help manage you team, too.

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Remove people from your team

If someone leaves your work group, simply remove them from your team. For this you'll go to your Google Admin console.

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Change sharing permissions

Make settings to control sharing permissions such as whether users can share files with people outside your team.

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Video meetings

Google Meet training and help

Hold video meetings with people inside or outside of your organization.

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Use docs and collaborate

Google Drive training and help

Keep all your work in one place, view different file formats without buying extra software, and access your files from any device.

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Google Docs training and help

Collaborate on writing reports, creating joint project proposals, keeping track of meeting notes, and more.

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Google Slides training and help

Use Slides to create pitch decks, project presentations, training modules, and more.

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Google Sheets training and help

Handle task lists, create project plans, analyze data with charts and filters, and more.

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Google Forms training and help

Manage event registrations, create quizzes, analyze responses, and more.

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 Groups & contacts

Google Groups training and help

Create mailing lists, share files with team members using one address, and more.

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Google Contacts training and help

Organize, review, and merge your contacts.

 

Need more help?

Contact support.

 
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