Google preparing to deactivate classic Google Sites this summer


Google will turn off the ability to edit classic Google Sites on June 1 and will begin deactivating those sites July 1.


Information and Technology Services recommends faculty, staff and students who own classic Sites convert them to new Google Sites as soon as possible to avoid possible data loss.

Google announced its plans to retire classic Google Sites in August 2020. Google Sites are a free and easy way to create public-facing websites without having programming experience or knowledge of code.

After switching to the new version of Google Sites, site owners will have access to more modern website features and be able to adjust their sites to the best user-friendly layout for a computer, phone or tablet.

Google Sites are part of the U-M Google Workspace suite of apps, which can be used by all active faculty, staff, students, retirees and alumni on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses.


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