What Is the Difference Between Google Workspace and a Free Google Account?

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for anyone interested in Google Workspace

When you should choose Google Workspace

  • Having Google Workspace is far better than having a free @gmail.com type of Google account due to the greater capabilities and enhanced security.
  • @gmail.com accounts are acceptable for personal use, but Google Workspace is the way to go if you’re running a business.

You can create and manage accounts for people in your organization

  • With Google Workspace, you can create managed Google accounts for people you work with.
  • These managed Google accounts grant people access to essential services they need for work, including:
    • Professional email at your domain
    • Documents and spreadsheets
    • Chat
    • Video meetings
    • Calendar
    • Cloud storage
    • Much more, available on any device, anywhere. 

You gain access to administrator settings and controls

  • By creating Google Workspace, you become the organization’s Google Workspace administrator.
  • You then set up and manage others’ accounts and their settings through the Google Workspace Admin console. 

You get more of everything: extra features, better security, support, and more

  • Google accounts managed through Google Workspace are far more secure and have access to more features than the standard personal account.
  • With Google Workspace, it’s easy to make sure that your organization’s internal data is protected at all times.
  • You also have access to Google’s support team, ready to help you with anything at any time.

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