Prior to Google Workspace, Google offered G Suite, a collection of productivity and collaboration tools. The service offered a free subscription to the tools, now known as the G Suite legacy free edition.

That said, the company recently announced that they will be discontinuing the free version starting June 1, 2022.


The tech giant also offered two ways for G Suite free legacy edition users to continue their subscription. The first one involves upgrading to Google Workspace.

And for G Suite legacy free edition users who do not want to pay for the service, there is a no-cost option that will lack some premium features such as the ability to manage multiple users.

Google further said G Suite legacy free edition users opting for the no-cost option will have to join a waitlist in the Google Admin Console. But according to recent reports, many still haven’t received the invitation to the waitlist (1,2,3,4,5).


Hi! I’m a writer with a legacy G suite account connecting my domain with my email addresses. I make no money nor have any other users associated with my account. I do not want to pay for upgraded google workspace, as my domain isn’t operating as a business at this point, nor do I want to lose the connection between my domain and my email address. Any suggestions? Thank you!

Hey Google support/Community, I’m conscious I’m asking this a few days before the survey/form closes.. But, I’m wondering when we’ll find out what these options are if we don’t want to upgrade our legacy accounts to a paid option? (personal use). The Contact Us function (human support) is not available unless we upgrade, and no idea if doing that is even a good idea if we’re planning to take one of these other options. Just wondering if there is some kind of ETA on when the alternative options will be revealed?

As it turns out, a Diamond Product Expert had commented on the matter a week ago asking users to wait for one or two weeks.


That said, the same Diamond Product Expert is now asking users to wait another 2-3 weeks before being able to join the G Suite free legacy edition no-cost waitlist.

Hello, There will be no cost option that allow users to retain access to Google Workspace services such as Google Drive and Google Meet, and additional Google services such as Google Search, Google Maps, and YouTube. The link to join the no cost option waiting list will be available in the admin console in coming weeks. Try to check it in next 2-3 weeks.

As always, when Google shares the link for G Suite legacy free edition users to join the no-cost waitlist in Google Admin Console, we will let you know so make sure you keep checking this space.

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