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Google is extending Workspace, its rebranded productivity and collaboration tools, to "anyone with a Google account", and will introduce Workspace Individual subscriptions with "premium capabilities." Workspace was launched in October 2020 as a more integrated approach for users of Google's business applications, including …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Ah... The Drug dealer business plan

    Give them some freebies then charge the earth for the good stuff.

    Nice to see Google being honest about their business methods.

  2. Abominator Bronze badge

    Jesus. What kind of psycho does a family reunion in a spread sheet....on Google?

    1. Helstrom

      Clearly the same kind of psycho that feels a family reunion requires an itinerary....

    2. Robert Moore

      My buddys batchelor party was planned on Google sheets.

      Wasn't my idea, but it worked very well.

      1. Ken Moorhouse Silver badge

        Re: My buddy's bachelor party was planned on Google sheets

        So long as he didn't spend the night in a cell.

    3. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Hey! Family take-out night is planned in a spreadsheet! How else do you tally up the votes for different types of takeout?

  3. yetanotheraoc Silver badge

    AI = cool / not cool

    `features such as "smart chips", pop-up panels which show details of people, files and meetings recommended by its AI engine for insertion into a document.`

    How relevant/creepy are those pop-ups? Does the new Workspace have the same old EULA where you agree Google can scan all your docs, images, etc. for whatever blasted purpose they want?

  4. W.S.Gosset Silver badge


    > enable Google Chat in place of the now-legacy Hangouts

    My Gmail mailbox icons disappear when I do this.

    Also, amusingly, the Chat box.

  5. jsdbroughton

    paid GSuite accounts as second class

    Google Workplace accounts (GSuite/GApps) can still not manage a Google Wifi network or join family plans for YouTube/Music. Will this change now?

    1. schultzter

      Re: paid GSuite accounts as second class

      I had the same issue, went back to a consumer account.

      My understanding is consumer accounts now have access to business features so I doubt they'll doing much work to provide business accounts with consumer features.

      Resistance is futile!

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Hmm... I did notice that my personal Gmail account had been rebranded last night...

    Didn't notice any other changes

    1. fidodogbreath Silver badge

      my personal Gmail account had been rebranded last night

      "GMail: User data by Google"

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