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Types of Google Accounts

Do you know what type of Google Account you have? Google offers different types of accounts for different types of users. Currently, we offer several types of accounts that have completely separate services.

Consumer Google account
  • Access to Google products and services, such as Gmail,  Google Drive, Calendar, and Photos.
  • Can create an account without Gmail using any email address, such as the email address you have with your organization or another webmail address, such as Yahoo!® or Microsoft® Outlook®.
  • Signing up for Gmail automatically creates a Google Account with an @gmail.com address.
Managed Google account

Managed Google accounts are used in organizations which use Google identities for their corporate accounts. Managed Google accounts are useful when the identity used to enroll the device is also used for other services (e.g. Google drive, Google Chrome etc). There are two different types of Google accounts which can be managed: 

Google Workspace account (for organizations) 

  • Issued by an organization that signed up for Google Workspace.
  • Access to Google Workspace products and services so you can collaborate with your co-workers.
  • Choose from different editions, including Individual, Business, Enterprise, and Workspace for Education, Nonprofits, or Government.
  • Provides Android app management through Google Play.

Cloud Identity account (for organizations)

  • Managed by the domain administrator for your organization.
  • Similar to a Workspace user account but without access to Workspace paid products, such as Gmail, Google Calendar, and Drive.
  • Provides Android app management through Google Play.
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Managed Google Play accounts (for organizations)
  • For organizations that want to set up Android but don’t have Workspace Accounts or Managed Google Accounts.
  • No access to Workspace paid products, such as Gmail, Google Calendar, and Drive.
  • Allows organizations to deploy and manage applications through managed Google Play.
  • Provides Android app management through Google Play.

If you used your company domain (@mycompany.com) to set up a personal Google Account, you have a conflicting account.

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