This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
Google announced on Oct. 6 that it is relaunching its subscription service, G Suite, primarily for businesses, as Google Workspace; the Gmail integrated workspace announced in July will also be available.
Google Workspace now includes all the Gmail, Meet, Chat, Drive, Docs, Sheets, and more that were previously available in G Suite, and the integration between them has been enhanced.
Not only is Meet's picture-in-picture available from Gmail, but you can now see the contents of documents, spreadsheets and slides without having to open a new tab. In addition, in the coming weeks, it will be able to dynamically create and collaborate on documents with guests in chat rooms.
These new features will be available to G Suite users first but will be available to the general public in the next few months, according to the company.
Along with the renewal, the service plans have also changed slightly, with the new plans being Business Starter ($6 per user per month), Business Standard ($12 per user per month), Business Plus ($18 per user per month), and Enterprise (price on request).
In line with this, the Drive capacity, which was previously unlimited in Business (Business Standard in the new plan) and above, has been limited to 2TB (5TB in Business Plus). Unlimited is no longer available.
Existing G Suite users will be contacted by email to their administrators by October 16 about the migration to Google Workspace. This is especially confusing for companies if the usability of the service suddenly changes, but the company says it will provide the time and support needed to migrate to the new service.