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Google: We’re giving you more time to leave classic Google Sites

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Google is giving users of “classic” Google sites an additional six months to migrate to the new Google sites.

Google has extended the deadline to switch from the classic Google Sites product of the previous goal from June 1, 2022 to December 1, 2022, after which users will no longer be able to edit any remaining classic sites in the user’s domain.

Starting January 1, 2023, users will no longer be able to view classic sites unless they convert to the new version of Google Sites. according to the Google Workspace Updates blog.

Google revamped the design of Google Sites in 2016. The web application is used to distribute content in a business. Last November, he widened migration timelines of approximately six months until mid-2022 timelines.

Google hasn’t explained why it’s extended the deadline again, but encourages end users and admins to use the Classic Sites Manager to complete the migration and convert classic individual sites into new Google sites before December 1, 2022.

After January 1, 2023, Google will replace each remaining classic site with a Takeout archive and “attempt to convert each classic site into a new site.”

It encourages users to review their domain settings before January 1, 2023 to ensure a successful migration.

Users will be notified once all sites in a domain have been migrated, but this process can take several months, depending on the number and complexity of sites. After the migration, the classic version of Google Sites will no longer be available.

Google recommends that users create an archive of classic sites in the Classic Sites Manager. The settings also work differently in new sites, so users should check they’re sharing with the right audience before posting.

The new schedule only applies to Google Workspace users and G Suite Basic and Business customers.