Use Google Workspace for Free!

All you need is a business email!
Britt Britt (157)

It’s no surprise that Google Workspace, formally G Suite, is used by millions of people and businesses worldwide. However, they’ve been shaking the playing field over the past few months. In January, Google announced they were no longer supporting legacy free-edition Google Workspace users. Meaning, people had to pay for the full Workspace or they’ll lose their access.

To say people were upset, would be an understatement. In response, Google released Google Workspace Essentials Starter, a free way for professionals to use Google Workspace without purchasing the whole suite of products!

In order to signup for Google Workspace Essentials Starter, all you need is a business email (educational institutions excluded). This means an email that isn’t from a public web host like or You can also only collaborate with other users with email addresses under the same domain.

So what is included in Google Workspace Essentials Starter? Read on to find out!

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google workspace apps
  • Google Drive: Store, access, and share your files in one secure place.
  • Google Docs: Word processing for teams.
  • Google Sheets: Collaborative, smart, secure spreadsheets for fast-moving organizations.
  • Google Slides: Beautiful presentations created together.
  • Google Meet: Secure video meetings for teams and businesses.
  • Google Chat: Simplified 1:1 messaging and group collaboration.
  • Google Calendar: Integrated online calendars designed for teams.
  • Google Forms: Easy to create surveys and forms for teams.
  • Google Sites: Effortlessly create impactful team sites.
  • Google Keep: Keep organized. Capture inspiration and to-dos effortlessly.
limitations of google workspace

Voice and video conferencing is limited up to 100 participants, with a maximum meeting length of 60 minutes. Compare this to their Business Standard plan which allows 150 participants, up to 24 hours long.

Only 25 users can sign up to use the same team account. However, a company can set up multiple team accounts using the same company domain.

There are no migration services available. Meaning users can’t migrate their calendars, contacts, or files; including from Exchange, Outlook and HCL notes.

Users only get 15 GB of Google Drive Storage. Keep in mind, however, that is the standard size for free personal drives anyway.

sign up for google workspace essentials starter

Google makes it easy to sign up. All you need to do is visit their website and create an account!

Once you’ve signed up, come back and read our various guides on using Google Workspace applications!

The most functional suite of productivity tools currently available.
Michael Michael (175)

Google's been hard at work creating an all-in-one solution for business productivity that skirts the need for having lots of secondary software for teams to communicate and get things done.