Google Relents: Gmail Legacy Will Stay Free for Private Accounts

By now, you’ve in all probability owned as much as the truth that G Suite Legacy accounts are going away and also you’re going to need to pay $5/head/month since you desire a customized area.  Perhaps you’ve even transformed over – the truth is, there’s a very good probability since Google has been saying that July 1 was doomsday.However for those who’ve been lazy about the entire thing, your sloth has been rewarded!  No less than, when you have a private Gmail account.Per this help observe:“When you’re utilizing the G Suite legacy free version for non-commercial functions, you possibly can choose out of the transition to Google Workspace…you possibly can proceed utilizing your customized area with Gmail, retain entry to no-cost Google providers resembling Google Drive and Google Meet, and maintain your purchases and information.”And once more, they emphasize that free is for non-commercial, private use solely:“G Suite legacy free version is simply supposed for private non-commercial use. When you’re utilizing G Suite legacy free version for enterprise functions, we’ll transition your account to Google Workspace. G Suite legacy free version doesn’t embody help, and sooner or later we might take away sure enterprise performance.”My suspicion is that Google staffers themselves have been the one vocal group that Google cared sufficient about to relent.  Lots of them, fairly naturally, use Gmail and since they’re extra tech-savvy than the common bear, it’s not shocking they’ve customized domains.  This represents a brand new value for a few of them, and it’s doubtless so as to add as much as $50-100 a month when you concentrate on an engineer, partner, youngsters, perhaps grandma and a few uncles, and so on.  Sufficient that the engineer goes to complain about it and infrequently it’s these sorts of small sudden fees that actually grind staff.  For the sake of morale, Google in all probability stated tremendous, we’ll depart it free, as a result of the trouble of constructing it an employee-only perk and sorting it when individuals be part of or depart Google was in all probability seen as an excessive amount of of a trouble.Be aware that if you wish to keep on free, it is advisable take motion.  “When you don’t take any motion, your account can be suspended beginning on August 1, 2022.”  See the help observe for what it is advisable do.However after all, that’s simply my hypothesis.  So, did you:already transfer to a non-Google service?transfer to a paid account however now plan to maneuver again to free?been lazy and now you’re going to remain on free?Tell us within the feedback under! Dread Lord of LowEnd Content material at LowEndBoxI’m Andrew, techno polymath and long-time LowEndTalk group Moderator. My technical pursuits embody all issues Unix, perl, python, golang shell scripting, classic working programs resembling MVS, and relational database programs resembling Oracle, PostgreSQL, and MySQL. I take pleasure in writing technical articles right here on LowEndBox to assist individuals get extra out of their programs.Newest posts by raindog308 (see all)

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