In October 2020, Google rebranded G-Suite as Google Workspace. While this can be confusing, G-Suite users can still access all of their favorite tools and the new ones as well. Take a look at what Workspace is and how G-Suite fits into the future plans.

What They Are

Google Apps for Work became G Suite a few years ago, and it became incredibly popular with more than six million businesses using it for collaboration and productivity tools. As of October 2020, G-Suite has been rebranded as Google Workspace. 

The primary change is that Google workspace is creating a more unified interface between different products, such as Gmail, Google Sheets, Drive, and Calendar. This creates a more seamless experience for users, which boosts productivity. In fact, research shows that people switch between 35 different critical job applications more than 1,100 times every day.

Research also shows that employees waste as much as 60 minutes each day navigating between different apps, so integration saves quite a bit of time in the long run. Google Workspace is focused on integration and facilitation of remote teamwork and collaboration. 

What Will Happen to G-Suite Users?

Most G-Suite users have received an email from Google explaining the changes, and their goal is for people to migrate to Workspace. Those who have an existing plan will have the G-Suite subscription until the renewal, and the G-Suite apps are being retired. 

Google Workspace New Features

One of the changes Google makes is combining different communication methods to integrate with other apps. For example, they have Meet, Chat, and Rooms that are easier to use with their other apps. This is great for accommodating the many different ways that people communicate. 

In addition, users can create documents in Chat and collaborate inside the chat room. Users will also be able to preview linked files in Docs, Sheets, and Slides, so they can collaborate without having to open a new tab. 

The pricing of Workspace follows a similar model to other solutions, including Microsoft 365. G-Suite is now Google Workspace, and it has a more unified user interface and new features that boost productivity.