Google G Suite Legacy Free Edition Ending

After nearly 20 years, Google is ending support for the G Suite legacy free edition. ... The G Suite legacy free edition will no longer be available starting May 1, 2022. Starting May 1, Google will transition you to Google Workspace, which you can use at no cost until July 1, 2022. After July 1 you will have to pay as noted in the following article. This is big news as a huge number of Tech Support persons have taken advantage of this service for hosting their own domain email with Google.

What are your Options

By upgrading to Google Workspace, you'll unlock 24/7 support and access to other premium collaboration and security features, based on the edition you choose.

  • Business Starter $6.00 per user per month
  • Business Standard $12.00 per user per month
  • Enterprise Standard - Contact Google for pricing

These two links to Google's Website will answer any of your questions.

These were the options I was given when I went to upgrade my Google G Suite Legacy Free Edition. 100% off until July 21, 2022. 50% off until July 2023. After July 2023 $6.00 USD per user per month. I also had to enter my Credit Card to upgrade my account. It's still a pretty good deal for the service google offers.

Google G Suite Legacy Free Edition Upgrade Options

Google Workspace includes all core services available in the G Suite legacy free edition, such as Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Meet, and Chat. When choosing which Google Workspace edition to upgrade to, we recommend you consider these factors:

  • Number of users—Google Workspace Business editions can have up to 300 users. For more than 300 users, you'll need to upgrade to an Enterprise edition. If you have more than 20 users and need help identifying an upgrade path that best suits your needs, please contact Google Workspace Sales.
  • Features you currently use—Make sure you choose an edition that includes the features you rely on today.
  • Features you’d like to use in the future—Are there features you’d like to add that you aren’t using now?
  • Billing—If you self-upgrade to Google Workspace, you’ll receive your first invoice at the beginning of August 2022 for your July charges. Learn more at Understand Google Workspace bills and charges. If you work directly with a Google Sales representative to upgrade, your charges start immediately.


Google Workspace is a great service. You are not only getting the best email service in the world, but you recieve a whole suite of great apps that we have all come to love. I think $6.00 per month per user is a great deal. Thank you Google!

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