Updates to the transition timeline for Classic Google Sites

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Updates to the transition timeline for Classic Google Sites

What’s changing

In 2017, we announced that we would replace classic Google Sites with new Google Sites. We’re extending the previously announced timeline to make the migration process easier for Google Workspace customers. The new timeline is: 

  • Starting June 1, 2022 (previously December 1, 2021): You will no longer be able to edit any remaining classic Sites in your domain.  
  • Starting July 1, 2022 (previously January 1, 2022): Classic Sites will no longer be viewable unless they are converted to new Google Sites.

Additionally, the bulk conversion tool in the Classic Sites Manager will be temporarily unavailable as we make improvements to conversion fidelity for sites settings. We will update the Google Workspace Known Issues page when the feature is re-enabled. 

In the meantime, end-users and admins can still convert individual classic Sites to new Google Sites and use other tools in the Classic Sites Manager to make progress on migration. 

Note: This timeline change does not impact the transition for users with personal Google accounts

Who’s impacted

Admins and end-users  

Getting started

  • Admins: 
    • We recommend notifying your end-users about the updated timeline.
    • Use the Classic Sites Manager to help your users make the transition. 

  • Google Workspace end-users:
    • Users need to transition from classic to new Sites according to the new timeline outlined above. Visit our Help Center to learn how to convert a classic Site to a new Site.
    • To ensure a smooth transition, we recommend the following best practices when migrating your sites:
      • Create an archive of your classic Sites in the Classic Sites Manager so that you can refer to them later, if needed. 
      • Since sharing settings work differently in new Sites than in classic Sites, always check your sharing settings after conversion:


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