UW-Madison Google Workspace - UW-Madison Google Workspace Accounts vs. Personal Google Accounts

What is a UW-Madison Google Workspace account?

A UW-Madison Google Workspace account is a free Google account that provides access to applications such as:

Eligible UW-Madison faculty, staff, students, and recent alumni have access to this service for free.

Additional features include:

Please note, the availability of applications and features is subject to change without notice.

How does a personal Google account differ from a UW-Madison Google Workspace account?

Some differences for individuals using a personal Google account include:

How can I tell which account I am logged into?

Below are quick tips on how to recognize which account you're logged into.

 Distinguishing feature  Personal Google account (@gmail.com)  UW-Madison Google Workspace account (@wisc.edu)
 Logo No UW-Madison logo
personal google no logo
UW-Madison logo

 Google Workspace logo
 Storage quota 15 GB storage limit 

personal storage usage
At this time, there is no storage limit

Google Workspace storage usage
 Shared drive option The New button is grayed out and unavailable when Shared drive is selected.

personal shared drive
The New button is available to create new Shared drives.

Google Workspace shared drive
 Priority feature option Priority feature is not listed

personal priority feature
Priority feature is listed

Google Workspace priority

How can I keep my personal Google account separate from my UW-Madison Google Workspace account?

Below are quick tips on how to keep your personal Google account separate from your UW-Madison Google Workspace account.

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