New Google Sites Goes Live on 11/21

posted Nov 11, 2016, 8:33 AM by Amanda Hudeck   [ updated Nov 17, 2016, 7:44 AM by MaryBeth Stuenkel ]

Google Sites is beginning the transition from classic Sites to a completely new implementation of Sites starting on November 21, 2016 by making the new Sites the default option. Google Sites is one of the most popular products offered by Google and with the introduction of the new Sites there will be more options for customization and functionality. Some of the new exciting features include:

  • Drag-and-drop design experience

  • Real-time collaboration

  • Easy access to all your Google Apps content (Drive, Maps, Calendar, etc).

  • New and stylish themes and layouts


Important notes:

  • In  2017, Google will provide and recommend options to migrate your sites from classic Sites to new Sites.

  • Beginning in 2018, Google will send a timeline and instructions regarding the gradual process to shut down classic Sites. The specific date for the shutdown of classic Sites has yet to be set, but Google will inform you at least one year in advance of the shutdown.


If you’re interested in more information about the new Sites, Google has put together a Google Sites Help Center to help with the transition to the new Sites as well as a Learning Center for more information about the new sites.


The Collaboration Services Team


Tip: Did you know? You can keep all of your project information, files, and resources in one place with a project site.

Learn more about Google at the G Suite Learning Center


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