Google Workspace, the suite of tools and software that includes Gmail, Drive, Meet and even Google Docs, is now available free to all users.
In October 2020, the Google G Suite, which includes the firm’s most popular tools and software, such as Gmail, Google Drive, Google Meet or even Google Docs, became Google Workspace. Until then, this set, which offered additional functionalities on the aforementioned tools, was reserved for professionals and companies.
This is no longer the case, as Google has just announced. Indeed, the Google Workspace offer is available free of charge to all Google users as of Monday, June 14, 2021. “All of the more than three billion existing users, whether private, professional or educational, have access to the entire Google Workspace experience ”, Google specifies in an official press release.
As a reminder, Google Workspace includes several new features in this formula, as smart suggestions in Gmail or in your documents, the possibility address tasks to users in Drive by tagging them with their Gmail address, or even presenting Google Docs, Sheets or Slides directly in your video conferences on Google Meet.
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Google Workspace will also offer a paid plan
If Google Workspace therefore becomes free for all users, the Mountain View firm will still offer a paid plan at € 9.99 per month, called Google Workspace Individual. It is intended above all self-employed, self-employed and SMEs and it offers “premium features including smart booking services, professional video meetings, personalized email marketing service and much more ”, according to Google.
Note that it is now possible to activate Google Chat, formerly Hangouts, in Gmail on all media (Desk, Android, iOS, etc.). This feature is available until now in early access. In this regard, Google has also announced upcoming changes in the salons on Google Chat.
“Over the summer we will evolve Lounges to Spaces and launch a streamlined and flexible user interface that will help teams and individuals stay on top of everything that matters ”, assures the builder. Google thus evokes the integration presence indicators, personalized statuses, new “reaction” icons and the ability to pin messages.
Source: The Verge