Google will no longer allow free Workspace access to G Suite legacy users starting July 1st
Since G Suite became Google Workspace, legacy users have been able to retain free access to its work-oriented collaborative office web apps. On July 1st, however, this will no longer be the case, and enterprise users will need to pay for access.
In an email sent out to business administrators today, Google stated that they will have until May 1st to select which paid plan they wish to migrate to. After that date, Google will automatically migrate them “based on what [they] currently use with [their] G Suite legacy free edition.” If Google automatically selects a plan for you, you will not be billed for two months following the change.
If users decide not to enter payment information by July 1st, Google will flag their accounts as suspended. The company notes the following:
"After 60 days in suspension, you will no longer have access to Google Workspace core services, such as Gmail, Calendar, and Meet. You may still retain access to additional Google services, such as YouTube and Google Photos. Enter a valid form of payment to restore your suspended account."
If you do not wish to pay for Google Workspace, the company has gone ahead and published a support article detailing how to export your organization's data. Pricing information is available on workspace.google.com/pricing.html. Nonprofits and Education (Fundamentals) plans will still be free for those that qualify.
Further coverage: Engadget 9to5Google
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