Monday, March 1, 2021

Adding Google Chat, Google Calendar, and Jamboard to Google Workspace Essentials

Quick launch summary

We’re giving teams and organizations more ways to connect and collaborate by adding Google Chat, Google Calendar, and Jamboard to Google Workspace Essentials, all included at no additional cost.

We know that different types of workers have different needs for communication and collaboration. We hope that, with the addition of these apps, Google Workspace Essentials customers will take advantage of new ways to communicate and collaborate by:

  • Using Chat to stay connected with your team and other stakeholders in your organization
  • Using Jamboard and Google Meet to conduct more immersive and engaging meetings
  • Using Calendar to schedule calls and team meetings

We’re also adding the ability for multiple teams within one domain to sign up for Google Workspace Essentials, even if other teams in their domain have previously signed up in the past.

Visit to learn more about Google Workspace Essentials.

Getting started

Rollout pace

These features are available now.


  • These changes apply to Google Workspace Essentials customers only.
  • These changes are not relevant to Google Workspace Enterprise Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Standard, or Enterprise Plus, or G Suite Basic, Business, Education, Enterprise for Education, or Nonprofits customers.