Google Workspace Individual is different from Google Workspace [for teams].
‘Individual’ is designed for use by any of the more than 1.8 billion Gmail users who want to add business functionality to their Gmail accounts.
You can look at Google Workspace Individual as a paid feature upgrade for your Gmail address.
Note: you cannot connect a custom domain such as yourcompany.com to Google Workspace Individual — your email address will remain the same and still end in gmail.com. If you need a custom domain, consider Google Workspace.
You can continue to all the apps that come with Gmail, including Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites, and more.
What are the additional features you get with the paid subscription? Below are general descriptions of what Google has released so far. Google promises to add more.
Additional Google Meet capabilities
Group meetings in Google Meet can be up to 24 hours long instead of just one hour.
Advanced meeting features include call recording, breakout rooms, advanced noise cancellation, hand-raising, polls, and dial-in numbers.
Let others book time with you online
If you are familiar with an online appointment scheduling application such as Calendly, Google offers similar functionality as part of its paid Gmail plan.
Unlike Calendly, which integrates with Google Calendar, this booking feature does not require integration between two different apps. People with a “schedule” link can book an available time directly on your calendar.
Here’s a detailed comparison between Calendly and the ‘appointment schedules’ feature in Google Workspace Individual.
Email marketing functionality
Like an email marketing tool such as ConstantContact, this lets you select from and customize email templates.
You can then use a customized template to send an email to a large group of people.
Personalized, live support
With free Gmail, there is no access to live customer support (imagine if Google had to provide tech support to over 1.8 billion free users).
Paid subscribers can get access to customer support whenever they need it.
Google Workspace Individual lists for $9.99 USD per month. There is a discount for a one-year prepay.
Plenty of cloud storage
Google includes 1 TB of Google Drive storage with a WorkSpace Individual account.
Google will be adding native eSignature capability in Google Docs. Subscribers to ‘Individual’ will be able to execute agreements from within Docs without a third-party add-on.
Google offers a 14-day free trial for WorkSpace Individual. Paid subscribers can cancel the service at any time.