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Introducing Google Workspace Essentials Starter

A dedicated no‑cost account for work

Create a Google Workspace account with your current work email address and start using the tools you know and love today with your team. Stay connected with secure video meetings and Chat, and collaborate on Docs, Sheets, and Slides using 15 GB of Drive storage for hundreds of file formats including Microsoft Office files.

There is no charge for you or any team members you invite.

Create an account

$0 / month

No credit card required

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Familiar, easy-to-use tools for work

Cloud-first collaboration tools that can supercharge teamwork

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides help make it easy for teams to collaborate on a single source of truth with full version history available on your files

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Trusted, business-grade video meetings

Host unlimited 1:1 video meetings with Google Meet, along with larger group calls for 3 or more people up to 60 minutes each

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Easy and secure access to work content

With 15GB of Google Drive storage per user, you can store, share, and access work content from your mobile device, tablet or computer, and Drive for desktop enables you to sync files and folders to your PC or Mac

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Simple and efficient team messaging

From 1:1 messages to Spaces, Google Chat helps hybrid teams collaborate and share files and tasks

Google Workspace Chat and Meet enables collaborative real-time communication
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Get more from the apps you know and love - all at no cost to you or your team members

Google Workspace Essentials Starter includes

Collaborate with your team in real-time

An integrated experience

Whether your team works in spreadsheets, chat, video calls, or all of the above, work can flow between apps with no knowledge lost

Google Workspace Docs and Meet UI helping a team get more done

Works with existing tools

Store, share, and co-edit 100+ file types, including Microsoft Office documents and PDFs without the need to convert file formats

Google Workspace integrates with Microsoft office 365 when transferring files

Easily manage your team and collaborators

Add and remove team members effortlessly using a simple and easy-to-use dashboard

Google Workspace access control when teams are dynamic

Keep content safe and private

Your content can be continuously protected by one of the world’s most advanced security infrastructures

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Google Workspace Docs and Meet UI helping a team get more done

Find the answers you need

  • Google Workspace Essentials Starter was built for people to use at work with their current email addresses and to collaborate with their team members. You’ll receive a number of additional business-grade services at no charge, including the Microsoft Outlook plug-in for Drive and Meet and team management features like adding and removing users for easier collaboration and file sharing.

  • Yes. When you upload Microsoft Office files to Google Drive, you can directly edit, comment, and collaborate in them using Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. All changes are auto-saved in the original Microsoft Office format. Learn more or watch a video for details.

  • Google Workspace Essentials Starter is available at no cost, and there is no trial period or time limit. 15 GB of secure Google Drive storage is available for each person with space for hundreds or even thousands of files. If you need more storage, or features like longer group video meetings for 3 or more people, advanced security controls, or 24/7 support, you will be able to upgrade to Google Workspace Enterprise Essentials.

  • Google Workspace Essentials Starter is designed for work. So it’s a good fit for solo or large group projects, including ones that might span an organization. You can use your current work email address for secure file access and business continuity, and keeping your work and personal Google accounts separate will also help you keep things organized.

    As your needs change, Google Workspace Essentials Starter can change with you. Along the way, you can add or remove members as needed and at no cost.

  • Up to 100 users can sign up to use the same team account, however your company can set up multiple team accounts using the same company domain.

    • 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.

  • Paid editions of Google Workspace such as Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus and Enterprise have custom business email management, more storage per user, advanced video meeting features, and enterprise-grade admin controls and more. If you need custom email, you’ll want to consider Google Workspace, starting at $6 per user per month.

    If you do not need custom email but need more of the features mentioned above, you can explore upgrading to Google Workspace Enterprise Essentials.

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    Show the world how it’s done.

    Create and collaborate with your team using a dedicated account that is built for use with your current work email address - at no cost to you or your team members.

    Create an account

    $0 / month

    No trial period

    No credit card required