Google Have Relented On GSuite Legacy Family Accounts

Posted 17th May 2022
Finally - Google have relented and allowed us to keep our GSuite legacy accounts if you have 10 or less users in your onrganisation…te/…64/


"The criteria to keep your current setup are as follows:

You must choose to stay within the legacy G Suite free tier before June 27, 2022.
Your G Suite account(s) must be strictly for non-business use.
You must administrate fewer than 10 users.
Assuming you meet those qualifications, you can continue using G Suite as normal. All your accounts will remain unchanged; you’ll retain all your data and apps and even keep your custom domain name, if any."

Direct link to "opt in to free legacy stream" at Admin Console:…ter

(Needs either a desktop browser, or desktop view on a mobile browser).
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Back in April, Google delayed when G Suite legacy free-edition users had to start paying for Workspace. The company will now let you stay on a “Free Legacy Edition of G Suite for personal use” as the “no-cost” alternative in a rather notable policy change.

This “no-cost” option is for people that aren’t interested in paying for Workspace but want to retain access to their data and not just export via Google Takeout. For the past few months, people have been waiting to join a waitlist for this alternative.

In a change of plans, there’s no longer a waiting list, and these old users can sign-up for no-cost Legacy G Suite now. Head to your account’s Google Admin Console as there are many reports of it going live this afternoon. You have until June 27 to pick a transition path.

Most notably, you can “continue using your custom domain with Gmail.” Some thought they’d just be switched over to a free address

What if I use G Suite legacy free edition for personal use?

If you’re using the G Suite legacy free edition for non-commercial purposes, you can opt out of the transition to Google Workspace by clicking here (requires a super administrator account) or going to the Google Admin console. You can continue using your custom domain with Gmail, retain access to no-cost Google services such as Google Drive and Google Meet, and keep your purchases and data.

If you don’t take any action, your account will be suspended starting on August 1, 2022. To reactivate your account, you will either need to upgrade to Google Workspace or opt out of the transition for non-commercial use.

G Suite legacy free edition is only intended for personal non-commercial use. If you’re using G Suite legacy free edition for business purposes, we will transition your account to Google Workspace. G Suite legacy free edition does not include support, and in the future we may remove certain business functionality.

If you transitioned to Google Workspace after January 19, 2022 and used G Suite legacy free edition for personal use, you can contact Support.