G Suite Becomes Google Workspaces – What’s That Mean for You?

Yesterday, Google announced a rebranding of G Suite. G Suite will now be called Google Workspaces. That change is happening now for some domains, but won’t happen until months from now for G Suite for Education users. The change from G Suite to Google Workspaces appears to be designed entirely for business users and doesn’t appear to have any immediate impact on G Suite for Education users. That said, there are some potential changes in the future. I discussed those possibilities in this short video

What’s Changing G Suite for Education Users?

  • Nothing for now
  • The name will change sometime in the coming months. 
  • There is possibility that G Suite for Education users will get some of the neat Google Workspaces features like using Meet picture-in-picture while collaborating on a Docs, Slides, and Sheets. Read more about those features here

Will the change the tools you can use?

  • No. 
  • All of the tools that you use now are staying the same in G Suite for Education. 
If you’d like an overview of why Google is making this change from a business perspective, take a look at this TechCrunch article