We’re extending the previously announced timeline to give Google Workspace customers more time to migrate from classic Google Sites to new Google Sites:
- On January 30, 2023 (previously December 1, 2022): We will begin to turn off the ability to edit any remaining classic Sites in your domain. Your classic Sites will remain viewable until the automatic conversion.
- After January 30, 2023 (previously January 1, 2023): We will begin to automatically convert all remaining classic Sites to new Sites drafts for site owners to review and publish, and export static archives to Google Takeout. Your classic Sites will be deleted after they are converted to new Sites.
Until January 30, 2023, admins and site owners can manually convert classic Sites to new Sites using the Classic Sites Manager, where they will export classic Sites using Takeout and then delete the classic sites. Review your domain’s settings prior to January 30, 2023 to ensure a successful migration.
Note: Refer to the CSV file in the Takeout export for any classic Sites we were unable to convert.
You will be notified once all the sites on your domain have been migrated. This may take multiple months for your domain, depending on the number and complexity of your sites. In the meantime, you can check the status of your sites in the Classic Sites Manager.
- Admins and Google Workspace end-users:
- Visit our Help Center to learn how to convert a classic Site to a new Site, including new and improved Sites functionality, and the Classic Sites Manager to help your users transition.
- Review key things to know about the classic Sites migration in the Google Sites Migration Guide for admins and end-users.
- To ensure a smooth transition, we recommend the following best practices when migrating your sites:
- Create an archive of your classic Sites using the bulk “Download” functionality 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.
- Check that you are sharing with the desired audience before publishing.
- Control whether collaborators can share your site with other users or publish the site in sharing settings. By default, all converted sites now have this setting disabled.
- If your domain’s classic Sites sharing options are different from its Drive sharing permissions, confirm that access is correctly set for any users outside your domain.
- Note that the timeline for this transition is different for users with personal Google accounts — see this article in the Help Center for more information.
- Available to all Google Workspace customers, as well as legacy G Suite Basic and Business customers