Currently, the Google Workspace cloud platform is used by about 3 billion people around the world. The IT giant continues to develop the service by adding new features based on generative neural networks. At the same time, the company announced a tariff increase for the use of Workspace for Business.
You can already familiarize yourself with the new plans on the new Workspace user sign-up page. Existing users of the service will also face price increases starting next month. Despite the increased cost of using Workspace, Google reserves the option to pay at the old rate. This requires an annual subscription to the service.
In the past, Google has more explicitly separated its cloud platform and singled out the G Suite portion aimed at business customers. After the renaming to Workspace, the situation became more confusing. However, regular users of Gmail, Google Docs and other platform services need not worry as they remain free for personal use.
The increase affects the three most popular tariffs for business customers. The Business Starter plan, which offers 30GB of cloud storage, now costs $7.20 per month billed monthly and $6 per month billed annually. The price for Business Standard, which gives you 2TB of cloud storage and access to additional features of the Meet video conferencing service, has increased from $12 per month to $14.40 per month. The Business Plus plan with 5TB storage has gone from $18/month to $21.60/month. The user can always pay at the old price, but for the whole year at once.