Google Workspace Essentials

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Modern collaboration tools to supercharge teamwork

Google Workspace Essentials includes Docs, Sheets, and Slides. For teams that need to work together even when they’re spread across offices and time zones, it’s easy to create and collaborate with the entire team.

Modern collaboration tools to supercharge teamwork

Secure, enterprise-grade video conferencing

When your team needs to connect, Google Meet delivers seamless, reliable, and simple video conferencing. You can have up to 150 participants per call and record video meetings to Google Drive for team members that can’t make the meeting.

Secure, enterprise-grade video conferencing

Easy and secure access to all of your content

With Google Drive, you can store, share, and access your content from any device. Teams can utilize shared drives, where files belong to the team instead of an individual, so you’ll always have access to the right files.

Easy and secure access to all of your content

Simple and efficient team messaging

From direct messages to group conversations, Google Chat helps teams communicate fluidly from anywhere, on any device. Securely connect with teammates and take collaboration to the next level with shared chat, files, and tasks.

Simple and efficient team messaging

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Google Workspace customers may have access to additional features for a limited promotional period.
* Calendar will be off by default and must be enabled by the customer.

Additional Features

Works with Microsoft Office

Avoid version conflicts by seeing if a teammate is editing an Office file, and get notified when it’s your turn to edit the file. Schedule and join meetings directly from the Outlook calendar with the Meet plug-in.


Easy meeting recording

Connect with up to 150 meeting participants and record meetings directly to Drive, making it easy to share with those who couldn't attend. If you can’t catch it live, no problem – meetings can easily be recorded and saved to Drive, so you can watch and share later.


Drive for desktop

Sync Drive files directly from the cloud with your Mac or PC, freeing up disk space and network bandwidth. Any changes you or your collaborators make are automatically updated and synced, so you’ll always have the latest version.


Work on any device, anywhere

Google Workspace Essentials apps are available on all major platforms, enabling you to work seamlessly across your browser, mobile device, tablet, and computer.


Offline access

If you don’t have access to the internet, no problem – you can still create, view, and edit files in Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Any changes you make while offline will be automatically synced as soon as you have an internet connection.


Custom surveys and forms for your team

Easily create surveys and forms to get valuable insights from your team, and analyze the data right away in Google Sheets.

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Common questions about Google Workspace Essentials

  • What’s the difference between existing Google Workspace offers and Google Workspace Essentials?

    Google Workspace Essentials is built for teams and organizations that have an existing email and calendar solution in place. It’s designed to coexist and integrate with your current tools, while also giving you access to Google Meet for enterprise-grade video calling, Google Drive for secure cloud storage, and Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides for content creation and collaboration. And all you need to get started is your company email address.
    If you need Gmail, Calendar, or custom email for your business, Google Workspace would be the right choice for you.

  • If I’m a current Google Workspace user, do I need Google Workspace Essentials?

    No – Google Workspace Essentials is designed for teams and organizations that are not currently Google Workspace customers. If you’re an existing G Suite Basic or Business customer and are interested in advanced Meet functionality, additional Drive storage, or enterprise security features like DLP, consider upgrading to Google Workspace Enterprise.

  • My company currently uses Office 365. Can I use Google Workspace Essentials?

    Absolutely! In fact, Google Workspace Essentials is designed to integrate with and complement your existing technology, including Microsoft Office. Google Drive supports over 100 file types, including Word, Powerpoint, and Excel, and the Outlook plug-in for Google Meet enables you to create or join meetings directly from your calendar.

  • Do I need to enter a valid form of payment to get started with Google Workspace Essentials?

    A valid form of payment like a credit card is required to get started with Google Workspace Essentials. If you decide you no longer want to use Google Workspace Essentials, you can cancel your subscription at any time.

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