New Google Apps customers will have to pay if they have more than 10 users
New Google Apps customers will have to pay if they have more than 10 users, the company has announced.
The firm said it is planning to lower the limit on the free version of Google Apps from 50 users to 10 users.
However, Google insisted that it aims to make its apps "easier to adopt and manage" for small businesses.
According to the new business price plans, new apps customers will have to begin paying for the service at 10 users.
They can either buy a new flexible pricing plan at $5 per user per month, or opt for the current $50 per user annual plan.
Meanwhile, existing business subscribers will be allowed to add up to 50 users without having to pay.
Customers will need to pay the bill at the end of each month. The company is offering direct debit in eight countries - the UK, the US, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain.
Google has also simplified the service for Business setup wizard, enabling customers to get started in an hour.
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