This document provides an overview of the differences between a personal Google account and 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.
Some differences for individuals using a personal Google account include:
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
|Storage quota||15 GB storage limit
||At this time, there is no storage limit
|Shared drive option||The New button is grayed out and unavailable when Shared drive is selected.
||The New button is available to create new Shared drives.
|Priority feature option||Priority feature is not listed
||Priority feature is listed|
Below are quick tips on how to keep your personal Google account separate from your UW-Madison Google Workspace account.
|No, do not add another Google account.||Yes, create a separate Chrome profile.|