Managing Google Workspace

Launch of Google Workspace Individual

Google Workspace Individual has now launched in five countries with 8 Google Meet premium features and a new version of Google Calendar booking appointment slots.

So a couple of weeks ago (14 June to be exact), Google announced a raft of changes to Google Workspace, including the upcoming launch of Google Workspace Individual which is designed to

help individual business owners get more done, show up more professionally, and better serve their customers.

Google Blog Post

And now today (29 June), they’ve announced that the new subscription has been launched in United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and Japan. Australia was meant to be one of the early launch sites but it looks like that’s been delayed (those pesky ones and zeros just couldn’t make it here in time I guess, or maybe they couldn’t get through our hotel quarantine?)

Workspace Individual subscribers will gain access to 8 Google Meet premium features and a new version of Google Calendar booking appointment slots. Some aspects of this updated feature include: improved user interface, mobile and desktop accessibility, double booking prevention, booking window restriction, recurrence specification, profile and email customization and more. 

Google Help Community announcement

I’m very much looking forward to the updated booking feature in Google Calendar – as a sole trader (solopreneur) there’s been a lot that frustrated me in the current Google Calendar appointment slots feature – here’s hoping this update works better for us small business owners!

Current pricing is USD$7.99 (initial price, reduced from USD$9.99) which does make it more expensive than Google Workspace Business Starter which comes in at AUD$8.40 but doesn’t have all the premium Google Meet features or the updated scheduling feature.

I’m hoping that the Australian release of Google Workspace Individual will occur shortly so I can take it for a spin. Once I do, I’ll provide all the details here of course!

In the meantime if you’re in one of the initial launch countries you can get started here.

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2 replies on “Launch of Google Workspace Individual”

Hi Priya, I’m late to the party on this one… Sooo I really want the features of the “Google Workspace Individual” (booking system) But I have a “Google Workspace” account linked to my domain, business email etc. Does that mean if I want to use the “Google Workspace Individual” I will have to pay for two subscriptions? seems kinda dumb of google to do this and only make this new appointment booking thing available to gmail acc?? Confused. The “Google Workspace” appointments slot feature is so subpar and clunky looking in comparison.

Hi Nadine, you’re correct that you’d need to buy two subscriptions and that you can only buy Google Workspace Individual for Gmail accounts, not custom domains. And I agree, the booking system in Google Workspace Individual is so much better than the one in Google Workspace. I send feedback on a very regular basis (through the ‘Send feedback’ option in the Admin dashboard) asking for this very feature!

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