What is Google Workspace? † Digital trends

Have you seen any new features in Google’s free apps for Google Workspace users? Or maybe you’ve seen the term “Google Workspace” while surfing the web. What is Google Workspace? Who can use it? What is included? We are here to reveal everything.

Here’s everything you need to know about Google Workspace.

What is Google Workspace?

Once known as G Suite, and before that Gmail for Your Domain, the service is now called Google Workspace. This is a service from Google that provides productivity applications, Collaborative Toolsand cloud storage in one package for your large or small business.

What’s included in Google Workspace?

Google Workspace included applications.
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Google Workspace includes applications to help you and your team can easily collaborate. There are currently 14 applications: Gmail, Calendar, Meet, Drive, Chat, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites, Forms, Keep, Jamboard, Apps Script, and Cloud Search.

You can also use the Admin, Endpoint, Vault, and Work Insights security and management tools.

How is Google Workspace different from Google’s free apps?

As you’ll see below, the Workspace plans include extra features that you won’t find with Google’s free apps. You can also get custom, secure email with your company’s domain with 99.9% guaranteed uptime.

In addition, you have access to enterprise-level application features, 24/7 support via phone or email, additional storage space, Microsoft Outlook integration, two-step verification, and single sign-on (SSO).

How much does Google Workspace cost?

Google Workspace Subscriptions.

You can choose from one of four Google Workspace Subscriptions depending on the size, needs and budget of your business. Each plan comes with a 14-day free trial to see if it’s right for your team.

Here’s a breakdown of the costs and features for each plan:

  • Business Starter ($6 per user per month): Custom email, video conferencing for 100 participants, 30 GB of cloud storage per user, and basic support.
  • Business Standard ($12 per user per month): Custom email, 150-party video conferencing with recordings, 2 TB of cloud storage per user, and standard support with an optional upgrade.
  • Business Plus ($18 per user per month): Custom email with retention, video conferencing for 500 participants with recordings and attendance, 5 TB of cloud storage per user, standard support with an optional upgrade, and advanced security and management tools.
  • Company (contact for pricing): Custom email with retention and encryption, video conferencing for 500 participants with recording, attendance tracking, noise reduction, cloud storage requested per user, enhanced support, and advanced security and management tools.

The Business plans are suitable for companies with 300 or fewer employees, while the Enterprise plans are intended for larger companies.

How do you sign up for Google Workspace?

Google Workspace home screen.
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If you’re ready to start your 14-day free trial for a Business plan, visit the Google Workspace website and select Get started† Alternatively, you can choose: Get started under the business plan you choose above. You then provide details about you and your business to get started.

Choose an Enterprise subscription: Contact sales on the Google Workspace website or under the Enterprise plan for pricing, storage, and more.

Google Workspace for Education

Together with companies, Google offers its Workspace suite for educators† You can enjoy collaboration and learning tools along with privacy features and controls. Apart from Google Workspace, take a look at Google Workspace for Education Subscriptionsprices and features.

If you’re looking for an affordable productivity suite for your business with Collaborative Tools and cloud storage, consider Google Workspace.

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