G Suite gets rebranded as Google Workplace and receives major overhaul


Google’s Alphabet Inc. is renaming its package of collaboration software and introducing more features, another move to attract corporate clients for the company’s cloud business.

The company revealed Tuesday that the bundle of services containing Google’s email, documents, and video chat is now called Google Workspace. A name adopted in 2016, it was known as G Suite.

Google has also shifted the names and tactics for its productivity programs, which compete with Microsoft Corp. and other corporate software firms, while possessing wildly successful free apps, such as Gmail. The new attempt by Google is to merge its services more closely. It recently incorporated the video service, Meet, into Gmail, for example. Google is now adding a feature that enables individuals to use Meet when working on online documents.

For its paid edition, the company is also introducing a new pricing tier: a $18 a month tier with more security features. There will be no adjustment in other rates and current contracts are not affected, the company said.