What is Google Workspace?

Google Workspace is a set of Google applications that brings together essential services to help your business. This is a hosted service that lets businesses, schools, and institutions use a variety of Google products -- including Email, Google Docs, and Google Calendar -- on a unique domain (e.g., www.yourcompany.com).

For instance, if you own the domain example.com and you sign up for Google Workspace services, everyone at your organization will get:

  • A custom email address (user@example.com)
  • Tools for word processing
  • Spreadsheets and presentations
  • A shared calendaring system
  • Tools for creating web pages and sites for your business
  • Access to a flexible intranet system
  • And much, much more!

How is a Google Account different from a Google Workspace account?

Although Google Workspace and Google Accounts allow you to access several of the same Google products, they're different types of accounts. A Google Account is a unified sign-in system that provides access to a variety of free Google consumer products -- such as Gmail, Google Groups, Google Shopping List, Picasa, Web & App Activity, and Blogger -- administered by Google. Google Workspace provides access to products powered by Google but administered by your organization.

Not sure what kind of account you have?

If you’re able to edit your account recovery optionsnew window then you have a Google Account. If you sign in to your account to the account recovery options page new window and receive a message with details to contact your administrator, then you have a Google Workspace account.

You may also check the domain name via Google Workspace Toolbox Dig (Google MX record lookup tool):

Step 2. Type in your domain name 

Step 3. Choose "MX" 

Step 4. identify if it includes "ANSWER" and what this answer redirects to. 

 If the answer includes "Google" – you should be good to go!