Compare Google at IU accounts and personal (free) Google accounts

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Google at IU accounts

Google at IU accounts are available without fee to all Indiana University students, faculty, staff, and affiliates.


Always use your Google at IU account for Indiana University coursework and other university business. Personal (free) non-IU Google accounts are not approved for institutional data. When working in Google apps, you can check the upper right to see which account you're logged into.

By default, unless you sign out, Google keeps you logged in, even if you close your browser; thus you could be logged into your personal account, even if you started from Consider adding a profile picture for each of your accounts to help differentiate between them.

Personal (free) Google accounts

Personal Google accounts are available free to the public and are unrelated to Google at IU accounts. Fee-based tiers with additional features are available through Google One.

Feature comparison

Features Personal Google account Google at IU account
Available storage 15 GB 5 GB
See New storage limits.
File size upload limit 5 TB 5 TB
Single sign-on integration
Password-protected sharing
Integration with institutional applications
Administrative console and advanced features
Enhanced enterprise logging features
Contractual protections for subscribing institutions

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Last modified on 2023-12-11 14:37:26.