G Suite

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G Suite is a brand of cloud computing, productivity & collaboration tools, and software & products developed by Google, first launched on August 28, 2006 as "Google Apps for Your Domain", which is becoming a paid-only service in 2022.

Why not

(opinion, feel free to revise, contribute other perspectives)

The sudden involuntary change (see #Criticism) of free tier to a paid tier (under threat of loss of access to your personal data) made it clear you canโ€™t depend on G Suite as a good faith service to access your data.

How to

How to migrate

(this section is a stub! please contribute your experiences migrating away from G Suite)

For general advice on migration, see:



Downtime / Outage 2020-12-14 The Verge: Gmail, YouTube, Google Docs, and other Google services hit by massive outage

Multiple Google services and websites including YouTube, Gmail, Google Assistant, and Google Docs were down for around an hour on Monday morning after being hit with a widespread outage.


Sudden retiring of free tier

Google announced retiring of free usage level with less than 4 months notice before they auto-upgrade free accounts to auto-charged paid accounts on 2022-05-01.


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