Google is extending Workspace, its rebranded productivity and collaboration tools, to “anyone with a Google account”, and will introduce Workspace Individual subscriptions with “premium capabilities.”
Workspace was launched in October 2020 as a more integrated approach for users of Google’s business applications, including Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Calendar and Meet, formerly known as G Suite.
The name likely comes from the idea of forming collaboration spaces, rather than merely working on documents. An existing feature called Rooms lets users bring chat, documents, and tasks into one web page. This is set to become rebranded as Spaces, “a dedicated place for organizing people, topics and projects,” according to VP Javier Soltero.