Google isn’t shifting Legacy G Suite customers once more, regardless of admin console warnings

Google isn’t moving Legacy G Suite users again, despite admin console warnings

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Grandfathered-in “Legacy G Suite” customers bought a scare just lately when one other new “transition” message began popping up within the Google Admin console. “The transition to Google Workspace has began,” stated the brand new message that immediately appeared in folks’s accounts. This was after Legacy G Suite customers went by a contentious transition final yr, the place Google’s opening place concerned shutting down their accounts if folks did not begin paying, however ultimately, it was talked into not doing that. A Google spokesperson tells us the Workspace transition message was “a bug that surfaced an outdated banner from earlier within the course of final yr, and our workforce is engaged on eradicating it. Extra adjustments should not occurring at the moment, and people who beforehand opted-in for private use should not anticipated to take any additional motion.”

We have acquired a couple of questions on this message, and this Reddit publish has folks questioning what the deal is, however it’s only a bug. That is nice as a result of Legacy G Suite customers have gone by sufficient already. To recap, Google at present provides companies the choice to pay a month-to-month payment for a Google/Gmail account that ends in a customized area identify as a substitute of Right this moment that is known as “Google Workspace,” however because of Google’s fixed rebrands, it was first known as “Google Apps on your Area,” then “Google Apps,” after which “G Suite.” Google’s customized area service was not all the time paywalled and never all the time solely aimed toward companies—it was free from 2006 to 2012. Google even pitched these accounts to households as a solution to let everybody have related e-mail addresses. Some folks did so, which suggests at present they’re getting a paid service without spending a dime.

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Final yr, the Google accounting division turned its Eye of Sauron on these long-term customers and threatened to remove their practically 16-year-old accounts in the event that they did not begin paying a enterprise fee for these previously free and never essentially enterprise accounts. After a public outcry, Google ultimately left these “Legacy G Suite accounts” alone after making customers verify that they have been utilizing their accounts for “non-business” functions. After that, every part was settled.

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