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Managed teams (Essentials)

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Teams can use Google Workspace Essentials to collaborate with video meetings, chat, 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. 

Account & billing Manage your team Video meetings Chat Storage & collaboration Digital whiteboarding Groups & contacts Tasks

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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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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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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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.

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Change sharing permissions (paid edition of Essentials only)

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

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Change single sign-on (SSO) permissions

Choose whether team members can sign in to Google Workspace with their Microsoft 365 account.

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Host video meetings

Google Meet training and help

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

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Communicate with chat

Google Chat training and help

Collaborate in group or one-on-one chats, create virtual rooms for team projects, and more.

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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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Collaborate with digital whiteboarding

Use a whiteboard in a video meeting

Brainstorm ideas with others using Jamboard, a virtual whiteboard that works with Google Meet.

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 Create 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.

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 Track tasks

Google Tasks training and help

Assign action items while collaborating in Chat and Drive, make to-do lists, track tasks and on your computer or phone, and more.



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