Introducing Google Workspace Essentials Starter
A dedicated no‑cost account for work
Create a Google Workspace account with your current work email address and start using the tools that you know and love today with your team. Stay connected with secure video meetings and Chat, and collaborate on Docs, Sheets and Slides using 15 GB of Drive storage for hundreds of file formats, including Microsoft Office files.

$0/month

No credit card required

Image of people using Google Workspace to collaborate on a to-do list at the same time

Familiar, easy-to-use tools for work

Commenting on a collaborative Google Workspace Doc
Google Workspace meet group video call
Google Workspace Drive searching for a document
Google Workspace Chat and Meet enables collaborative real-time communication
Cloud-first collaboration tools that can supercharge teamwork
Google Docs, Sheets and Slides help make it easy for teams to collaborate on a single source of truth with full version history available on your files
Commenting on a collaborative Google Workspace Doc
Commenting on a collaborative Google Workspace Doc
Trusted, business-grade video meetings
Host unlimited 1:1 video meetings with Google Meet, along with larger group calls for three or more people up to 60 minutes each
Google Workspace meet group video call
Google Workspace meet group video call
Easy and secure access to work content
With 15GB of Google Drive storage per user, you can store, share and access work content from your mobile device, tablet or computer, and Drive for desktop enables you to sync files and folders to your PC or Mac
Google Workspace Drive searching for a document
Google Workspace Drive searching for a document
Simple and efficient team messaging
From 1:1 messages to Spaces, Google Chat helps hybrid teams collaborate and share files and tasks
Google Workspace Chat and Meet enables collaborative real-time communication
Google Workspace Chat and Meet enables collaborative real-time communication

Get more from the apps that you know and love, all at no cost to you or your team members

Google Workspace Essentials Starter includes
Drive
Meet
Chat
Docs
Sheets
Slides

Collaborate with your team in real time

Google Workspace Docs and Meet UI helping a team get more done
Google Workspace integrates with Microsoft Office 365 when transferring files
Google Workspace access control when teams are dynamic
Google Workspace security message alerting users to be careful because of an issue seen elsewhere
An integrated experience
Whether your team works in spreadsheets, chat, video calls or all of the above, work can flow between apps with no knowledge lost
Google Workspace Docs and Meet UI helping a team get more done
Google Workspace Docs and Meet UI helping a team get more done
Works with existing tools
Store, share and co-edit 100+ file types, including Microsoft Office documents and PDFs without the need to convert file formats
Google Workspace integrates with Microsoft Office 365 when transferring files
Google Workspace integrates with Microsoft Office 365 when transferring files
Easily manage your team and collaborators
Add and remove team members effortlessly using a simple and easy-to-use dashboard
Google Workspace access control when teams are dynamic
Google Workspace access control when teams are dynamic
Keep content safe and private
Your content can be continuously protected by one of the world’s most advanced security infrastructures
Google Workspace security message alerting users to be careful because of an issue seen elsewhere
Google Workspace security message alerting users to be careful because of an issue seen elsewhere

Find the answers that you need

What is the difference between Google Workspace Essentials Starter and Google’s standalone apps?

Google Workspace Essentials Starter was built for people to use at work with their current email addresses and to collaborate with their team members. You’ll receive a number of additional business-grade services at no charge, including the Microsoft Outlook plug-in for Drive and Meet and team management features such as adding and removing users for easier collaboration and file sharing.

I currently use Microsoft Office. Does Google Workspace Essentials Starter work with Microsoft Office files?

Yes. When you upload Microsoft Office files to Google Drive, you can directly edit, comment and collaborate in them using Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. All changes are auto-saved in the original Microsoft Office format. Learn more or watch a video for details.

How and when will I have to pay?

Google Workspace Essentials Starter is available at no cost, and there is no trial period or time limit. 15 GB of secure Google Drive storage is available for each person, with space for hundreds or even thousands of files. If you need more storage, or features like longer group video meetings for three or more people, advanced security controls or 24/7 support, you will be able to upgrade to Google Workspace Enterprise Essentials.

Is this recommended for solo workers, teams or large groups?

Google Workspace Essentials Starter is designed for work. Therefore, it’s a good fit for solo or large group projects, including ones that might span an organisation. You can use your current work email address for secure file access and business continuity, and keeping your work and personal Google Accounts separate will also help you keep things organised.

As your needs change, Google Workspace Essentials Starter can change with you. Along the way, you can add or remove members as needed and at no cost.

How many team members can be added to use Google Workspace Essentials Starter?

Up to 25 users can sign up to use the same team account; however, your company can set up multiple team accounts using the same company domain.

What apps are included with Google Workspace Essentials Starter?
  • Google Drive: Store, access and share your files in one secure place.
  • Google Docs: Word processing for teams.
  • Google Sheets: Collaborative, smart, secure spreadsheets for fast-moving organisations.
  • Google Slides: Beautiful presentations created together.
  • Google Meet: Secure video meetings for teams and businesses
  • Google Chat: Simplified 1:1 messaging and group collaboration.
  • Google Calendar: Integrated online calendars designed for teams.
  • Google Forms: Easy to create surveys and forms for teams.
  • Google Sites: Effortlessly create impactful team sites.
  • Google Keep: Keep organised. Capture inspiration and to-dos effortlessly.
How does this compare with paid editions of Google Workspace?

Paid editions of Google Workspace such as Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus and Enterprise have custom business email management, more storage per user, advanced video meeting features and enterprise-grade admin controls and more. If you need custom email, you’ll want to consider Google Workspace, starting at $6 per user per month.

If you do not need custom email but need more of the features mentioned above, you can explore upgrading to Google Workspace Enterprise Essentials.

Show the world
how it’s done.
Create and collaborate with your team using a dedicated account that is built for use with your current work email address, at no cost to you or your team members.
  • $0/month
  • No trial period
  • No credit card required