Google will start DELETING Gmail accounts and ALL data: How can you prevent this?

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Google is about to do a major cleaning. It will focus on Gmail accounts and the data stored on them.

Google is about to do a major cleaning. It will focus on Gmail accounts and the data stored on them.

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In 2020, Google updated its terms. The company then canceled the free unlimited storage in Google Photos. At the same time, the Internet giant warned that it can now delete data on accounts to which no one has logged in for at least two years.

However, Google continues to save its data stores. A recent blog post by product manager Ruth Kricheli says that the company will be able to completely delete inactive accounts.

End for inactive accounts

“If the Google account has not been used or logged into for at least two years, Google will delete the account and its contents. In addition to making the email address unavailable, Gmail messages, Calendar events, Drive, Docs, and other Workspace files, as well as Google Photos backups, will be deleted.” writes the portal 9to5google.com.

They will warn you first

Google wants to start deleting accounts in December 2023 at the earliest. According to the company’s spokesperson, accounts that were created and no one has ever logged in will be deleted in the first place. It will gradually switch to accounts that have been inactive for a long time, but contain data.

“According to a spokesperson, Google has no plans to delete YouTube video accounts at this time,” adds the portal, saying that in this case it would be difficult, as some profiles may contain historically significant videos.

Google warned that before definitively deleting the account, it will send several notifications in advance to the email account and also to the recovery email, if it was associated with the account.

What can you do?

You can keep your account “active” in several ways. These include reading or sending emails, using Google Drive, watching videos on YouTube, downloading an app from the Play Store, searching on Google, using the “Sign in with Google” feature in third-party apps and services. In addition, an account that is logged in on a device with the Android operating system is also considered an active account.

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