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Top 5 differences between Gmail and Google Workspace

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As a business owner, you’re probably looking for an affordable and efficient email solution. Gmail and Gsuite both offer such a service, but which is better? In this blog post, we’ll explore the differences between the two to help you decide which is right for your business needs.

Gmail is free, Google Workspace is a paid service

Google Workspace is a cloud-based enterprise email solution that offers many of the same features as Gmail. While it does not have all the features of Gmail, Google Workspace is a viable alternative for organizations that do not want to spend money on an email service. Gmail is a free email service from Google, while Workspace offers many features for a monthly fee. Being a paid service Google offers a 99.9 uptime and advertisement free usage

Gmail is designed for individual vs Google Workspace is designed for Business

Gmail is designed primarily for individuals. It comes with functionality that is designed to help you be more productive compared to other email providers. Workspace is designed for business. It comes with advanced functionality that supports work teams, including Google Docs integration, security features, audit controls and it can be centrally managed. Free Gmail doesnt offer any kind of customer support via phone or email. Paid Google Workspace provides phone and email support, as well as live chat with a Google employee or a reseller partner for its users.

Google Workspace offers more storage than gmail

Google Workspace offers much more storage than gmail. That said, if you’re looking for services like Google Drive, Workpsace is the way to go. Free Gmail does not offer this service at all whereas Workspace does. So if you don’t need the services offered by Workspace, then gmail is a better option.

Customised domain extension

Gmail is a product of Google, and if you have a Gmail account, it comes with a customised domain extension. Workspace, on the other hand, is a product of the same company and provide an option to add your own customised domain extension. If you want a customised domain extension, you can’t use Gmail. You need to use Google Workspace for this. If you’re not ready to make the switch from Gmail to Gsuite but want this feature, there’s a workaround. Simply purchase a new domain and point it at your existing Gmail account however you wont be able to access Google Drive and other Workspace feature in this method

Administrative control

The big difference in Gmail and Workspace is that GoogleWorkspace admins have administrative control over the domain. As an admin of your domain, you can create new users, grant them access to various applications, grant them administrative privileges for specific applications, grant them access to your domain’s data, disable apps for select users, and assign ownership of data. In short you will have complete control over your users


The differences between Gmail and Gsuite are significant and it may be difficult to decide which service is best. Depending on your specific needs, one or the other might be a better choice. However, for most people, Google Workspace is definitely worth trying out. IXIAN Informatics Pvt Ltd is a Google Certified Reseller Partner, They offer all kind of assistance to onboard you to Google Workspace or Gsuite. Feel free to contact us at +91 9567 309 777 or send an email to