Google deletes inactive accounts. Google is giving users a chance to take control of their accounts, even after they become inactive.
With the help of Google’s Inactive Account Manager, users can share access to their account data or notify someone if they have been inactive for a specified period.
Google deletes inactive accounts. Here’s how to set up Google Inactive Account Manager:
1. Open your Google account.
2. Go to the data & privacy settings menu and search for ‘inactive account manager’.
3. Enter the desired waiting period, which can be up to three months.
4. Input contact details and an email address.
5. Select up to 10 trustees to allow access to different parts of your account.
6. Choose your preference for what should happen to your account if it becomes inactive.
7. Review your plan and confirm.
8. Your trusted contacts will have three months to download your data before it is deleted. You can also turn off the Inactive Account Manager at any time, under the ‘manage your plan’ section.
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