Google, a global leader in technology, recently informed consumers via email that the business is extending the two-year inactivity term for Google accounts across all of its product lines. According to Google’s email, these accounts will be subject to deletion beginning on December 1, 2023.
Google noted in the email that these accounts will be subject to deletion from December 1, 2023. The content connected to these accounts will also be subject to the modifications. Users who have logged in recently or used their email IDs within the previous two years won’t be impacted by the change.
Although the modifications are now in effect, the business stated that the earliest any accounts would be deleted would be in December 2023. Google will write a number of notifications to the primary email ID and the recovery email after the account is flagged as inactive before taking any further action on the company’s part.
Google stated in the email correspondence that “These reminder emails will be sent out at least 8 months before any action is taken on your account.” The Gmail address will not be available for a new account when the account is removed.
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The IT behemoth advises users to log into their Google accounts at least twice every two years. Once the user satisfies the condition, the account is no longer subject to deletion. Users can also read and write emails, use Google Drive, watch YouTube videos, share images, download apps, utilise Google Search, and check in with Google to access third-party apps to keep their account active, among other things.
The email does list a few exclusions, such as Google accounts that include “YouTube channels, videos, and comments; an account with a gift card having a monetary balance; or an account with a published application on Play Store.” If a user wants to deactivate their account, they can download their data using Google Takeout or use Inactive Account Manager to control what happens to it once the account is deleted.