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Google Workspace vs G Suite

Confused about G Suite’s demise and the distinction between Google Workspace and G Suite? With effect from October 2020, Google officially changed the name of G Suite to Workspace.

Whether you use G Suite or are just an interested observer, you might be wondering what this new offering implies for Google’s most well-known products. Fortunately, you can still use all of your preferred tools in addition to lots of new capabilities.

We’ll clarify Google Workspace’s purpose and capabilities. We’ll also discuss G Suite’s prospects for the future and what existing users might anticipate. Let’s get going!

What is G Suite?

G Suite was first introduced in 2006 under the moniker Google Apps for Your Domain. Later, in 2016, it was relaunched as G Suite. G Suite was a collection of web applications created to improve productivity, teamwork, and communication. Applications from the G Suite were accessible on any device with an internet connection and were made available through the Google cloud.

Many G Suite users would contend that the cloud-based platform was among the top options for productivity. While productivity apps like Docs, Sheets, Sites, Keep, Forms, Calendar, and Slides contributed to enhancing cooperation and efficiency, technologies like Hangouts, Gmail, and Currents enabled successful communication. Additionally, Google Drive allowed G Suite users to save files and retrieve information at any time, anywhere.

What is Google Workspace?

Simply said, Google Workspace is the replacement for G Suite. On October 6, 2020, Google changed the name of G Suite to Google Workspace in order to better serve its users who are widely dispersed (remote/hybrid). For companies, institutions, and nonprofits, Google Workspace is a set of cloud-based productivity and collaboration solutions.

All of the well-known cloud-based productivity and collaboration tools from G Suite, including Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Contacts, Drive, Calendar, Meet, Chat, Currents, and more, are included in Google Workspace, only more seamlessly and effectively. Monthly subscription plans are available for web-based products.

What does Workspace comprise?

Google wants to offer a more uniform experience across all of its productivity and collaboration tools with Workspace. To accommodate businesses of all sizes, Google provides a range of plans, including Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, and Enterprise. Gmail, Calendar, Meet, Chat, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and other services previously offered by G Suite are included in all Google Workspace packages. For people, institutions of higher learning, and nonprofit organizations, Google also provides Workspace subscription alternatives.

Essential collaboration and productivity tools like personalized emails, cloud storage, security and management controls, and more are included with the Business Starter and Business Standard plans. Advanced endpoint management, Vault, and increased security are features of the Business Plus and Enterprise plans. E-discovery and retention are also included in these plans for legal and compliance reasons. The Enterprise license includes Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME) for email message encryption, data loss prevention (DLP), data regions, and enterprise endpoint management. It also offers sophisticated security, administration, and compliance controls.

Does Google Workspace come under G Suite?

A more advanced version of G Suite called Google Workspace was created to provide for seamless communication, teamwork, and productivity between Google products. The way we work and the idea of a workplace have changed significantly over time, and G Suite has also undergone a significant transformation. This transition is indicated by Google’s decision to rebrand G Suite as Google Workspace. Our new Google Workspace brand, according to Javier Soltero, VP, and GM of Google Workspace, “reflects how, over time, our products have become more integrated, linked, and helpful.”

What’s the difference?

Google’s tightly integrated product offerings aim to change the nature of employment in the future. Google introduced these significant modifications to Workspace:

  • A Consolidated Experience: Google Workspace unifies the key productivity tools you need in one location, including chat, email, audio, and video calling, and content management systems. As a result, moving between programs is done far less frequently, a coherent work environment is created for improved collaboration, and team productivity is increased.
  • You can connect with your customers and business partners effectively using the guest access features built into Chat and Drive. This enables you to easily create, share, and collaborate on a document from a single location.
  • A New Identity: Google Workspace displays tight product integration. According to Javier Soltero, the company’s dedication to creating seamless communication and collaboration experiences for everyone is reflected in the new four-color symbols you see in Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Meet, and other applications.