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‘ Google backtracks on legacy GSuite account shutdown ‘
Posted by: btfc
Date: May 17, 2022 03:37PM
[arstechnica.com]


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Re: ‘ Google backtracks on legacy GSuite account shutdown ‘
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: May 17, 2022 03:48PM
Ugh, Ars reporting has really gone downhill. They say "After initially threatening to shut down free GSuite accounts if users didn't start paying for the service, Google has completely backed off."

But then go on to explain the details: "For individuals and families using your account for non-commercial purposes, you can continue using the G Suite legacy free edition and opt out of the transition to Google Workspace."

That is not "completely backed off", that's saying individuals and families can use it for free, but still not businesses.

Oddly enough, I logged in a couple hours ago to see if anything had changed and I saw this. They also say they'll remove business focused features if you choose the personal option.




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Re: ‘ Google backtracks on legacy GSuite account shutdown ‘
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: May 17, 2022 03:50PM
That is GOOD news!

I have a domain attached to one of those legacy accounts, and have been debating on what to do. I don't use it much, but, I'd hate to let go of the domain name.



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Re: ‘ Google backtracks on legacy GSuite account shutdown ‘
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: May 17, 2022 04:13PM
I set up a domain for my family to use. It was a sweet deal. They promised it was free forever...so their change of plans was a little upsetting. But the new compromise is fair. It's what I wanted anyway.



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Re: ‘ Google backtracks on legacy GSuite account shutdown ‘
Posted by: helloari
Date: May 17, 2022 04:33PM


here's what it looks like



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Re: ‘ Google backtracks on legacy GSuite account shutdown ‘
Posted by: wurm
Date: May 17, 2022 06:16PM
Sure. That's what I get for trying to be proactive by moving away from it back when In got the original email.
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Re: ‘ Google backtracks on legacy GSuite account shutdown ‘
Posted by: vision63
Date: May 17, 2022 08:49PM
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helloari


here's what it looks like

They sent this to you an an email? How do I get to this?

OK I take that back, I see the page.

BUT, I'm not offered that option in my Billing - Subscriptions panel. Only paid upgrades.

dunno smiley

Okay Okay Okay Okay Okay.... I found that option page.

Now I have to examine what I'll be giving up.

That's a relief. I didn't want to go back to spam hell.



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Re: ‘ Google backtracks on legacy GSuite account shutdown ‘
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: May 18, 2022 12:13PM
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vision63

Now I have to examine what I'll be giving up.

Have you figured out what you'll be giving up?




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Re: ‘ Google backtracks on legacy GSuite account shutdown ‘
Posted by: vision63
Date: May 18, 2022 01:32PM
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M A V I C
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vision63

Now I have to examine what I'll be giving up.

Have you figured out what you'll be giving up?

I've noticed that my "business" doesn't show up on Google Maps now. G Suite based emails are kinda crippled by default. They don't work well with Google nest. A regular GMail account has a whole array of expanded features. You can get twice the Google Drive space for the price for example. That's why I keep a second Gmail acct, which is the one connected to this forum.
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