Classic Google Sites Retirement Timeline


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Google announced their timeline for retiring classic Google Sites and replacing it with new Google Sites


Classic Google Sites Retirement Timeline

  • May 15, 2021 - The ability to create new classic Sites will be turned off
  • December 1, 2021 - The ability to edit your remaining classic Sites will be turned off
  • January 1, 2022 - The ability for users to view the content of classic Sites will be turned off

If you do not convert your classic Google Site before January 1, Google will automatically transition it as follows:

  1. Download the site as an archive and save it to your Google Drive
  2. Replace the site with a draft in new Google Sites for you to review and publish if desired
  3. Delete the classic Site once Google has downloaded and replaced it

Convert Classic Google Site to New Google Site

For instructions on how to convert your classic Google Sites to new Google Sites, refer to the following document: Convert Your Classic Google Sites to New Sites.

Additional Information

For more information, refer to the ITS announcement on 4/22/21

Need additional information or assistance? Contact the ITS Service Center.


Article ID: 4905
Thu 4/22/21 12:39 PM
Mon 4/26/21 9:59 AM