Google will force free G Suite accounts to paid plans, starting in July

In 2020, G Suite became Google Workspace as part of a mass reorganization of the company’s apps for the “future of work.” Various plans were migrated over, and Google is now finally getting rid of the G Suite legacy free edition.

After getting free Gmail, Drive, Docs, and other apps for the past several years, companies will need to start paying for those Google services and the ability to use your own custom domain. They have until May 1 to select a new plan or Google will move them to tier selected based on the last usage.

This was a long time coming, and it’s unclear how many people were still using Google Workspace for free. I rather expect that this change will affect more individuals than companies that have already migrated to paid plans because of natural growth.

Google is rolling out updates to its iPhone and iPad productivity apps

The screenshot Google shared today shows inbox widget with three recent emails that note the sender and subject. They also recently added Picture-in-Picture support to Meet. The last upcoming update will see Google Sheets add support for shortcuts. This also shows that Google is now actively updating their apps now after long brake caused by Apple policy changes.