Start building for free on Google Cloud Platform

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Access to all Cloud Platform products

You can even use popular products like Compute, Storage and BigQuery for free, up to monthly usage limits.

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$300 credit to use across the platform

The $300 credit is only used when you exceed free usage limits. Credit expires in 12 months.

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Free technical support

Learn the platform with unlimited access to product documentation and tutorials - plus free tech support for up to 12 months.

Which products can I use for free?

Monthly free usage limits apply in some cases. After these limits are reached, you can apply your $300 credit to continue using the product.


Compute Engine


f1-micro instance per month

Scalable, high-performance virtual machines.

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Cloud Storage

5 GB

Months regional storage

Best in class performance, reliability, and pricing for all your storage needs.

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App Engine


Instance hours per day

Platform for building scalable web applications and mobile backends.

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Data analytics


1 TB

Queries per month

Fully managed, petabyte scale, analytics data warehouse.

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Kubernetes Engine


All size clusters

One-click container orchestration via Kubernetes clusters, managed by Google.

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AI and machine learning

Cloud Natural Language


Units per month

Derive insights from unstructured text using Google machine learning.

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Security Key Enforcement


for up to 50 users

Enforce the use of security keys to help prevent phishing.

Management tools


50 GB

Logs with 30 day retention

Monitoring, logging, and diagnostics for applications on Cloud Platform and AWS.

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Cloud Firestore

1 GB


Scalable NoSQL document database.

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Data analytics

Cloud Pub/Sub

10 GB

Messages per month

A global service for real-time and reliable messaging and streaming data.

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AI and machine learning

Cloud Vision API


Units per month

Label detection, OCR, facial detection and more.

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Management tools

Cloud Deployment Manager


API write requests per day

Manage cloud resources with simple templates.

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Cloud Functions

2 million

Invocations per month

A serverless environment to build and connect cloud services with code.

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Paid Marketplace solutions



Launch free trials of production grade solutions from partners.

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Developer tools

Cloud Source Respository


Access for 5 Users

Multiple private Git repositories hosted on Google Cloud Platform.

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Developer tools

Cloud Build


Build-minutes per day

Fast, consistent, reliable builds on Google Cloud Platform.

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AI and machine learning

Cloud Speech API


Minutes per month

Speech to text transcription, the same that powers Google's own products.

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What can I do with the $300 free credit?

Here's an example of how you can apply your $300 free credit. Credits can be used on any GCP product and unused credits expire in 12 months.

Sample Product Sample Usage Rates Credits Used
Compute Engine 4 n1-standard-1 machines (1 vCPU with 3.75 GB Memory)/month $24.27/n1-standard-1 machine* $97.08
Compute Engine 3 f1 micro machines (1 vCPU with 0.6 GB Memory)/month First machine - Free per Monthly Usage Limit
Remaining 2 Machines - $3.88/f1 micro machine*
BigQuery active storage 100 GB/month First 10 GB - Free per Monthly Usage Limit Remaining 90 GB @ $0.02/GB $1.80
BigQuery analysis 8 TB/month First 1 TB - Free per Monthly Usage Limit Remaining 7 TB @ $5.00/TB $35
Cloud SDK Unlimited Unlimited usage is FREE $0
Cloud Translation 7 million characters/month $20/million characters $140.00
*Price includes automatic discounts, assumes Iowa region and 730 hour month.

How do I get help?

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Explore in-depth tutorials, quickstart guides, and reference architectures

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Technical support

Free web support for technical issues included for up to 12 months

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Help Center

Find answers to technical and account questions with our troubleshooter guide

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Ask Questions

Ask questions to GCP experts on Stack Exchange forums or in Google Groups

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Billing support

Free web, phone, and chat support for billing issues

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Follow step-by-step walkthroughs and tutorials of GCP features and services

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Training Programs

Learn GCP with on-demand courses, free hands-on labs, and classroom instruction

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Become Google Cloud Certified with associate and professional certification programs

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Connect with experts for discussions, announcements, product updates, and more

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Join your local Google Cloud meetups to connect with other developers and more

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Frequently asked questions

The $300 credit ends as soon as one of these conditions is met, 12 months have elapsed since you signed up or you've spent the $300 in credit. Your remaining credit and days are displayed at the top of the Google Cloud Platform Console during your free trial period.
The free usage of eligible products has no end date, but Google reserves the right to change the offering, including changing or eliminating usage limits, subject to 30 days advance notice.
Google asks for your credit card information when you sign up to: verify your identity and distinguish actual customers from robots. Even though you set up a billing account, you won't be charged unless you upgrade to a paid account.
Any product usage above the free usage limits will use the $300 free credit. After credits, usage is automatically billed at standard rates. You can control costs by setting up budgets and alerts through the Google Cloud Platform Console.