A few days ago, Google announced the massive deletion of accounts. As usual, there was quite a stir and it was said that Google was going to start erasing our digital life, but the truth is that the conditions are lax enough so that you do not delete that account that you haven’t used it for years and that you only remembered that it exists because of this announcement.
Next, We are going to tell you what you should do if you want to keep that account activebut we already anticipate that Google gives plenty of opportunities and it will be difficult for your account to disappear… unless you don’t care exactly.
How to keep your Google account active
First things first: Google announced this measure on May 16, but warned that they will start deleting accounts, at the earliest, in December 2023. That is to say, it is not something immediate and, in fact, that “as soon” indicates that it is not that they are in too much of a hurry.
Besides, They will try by all means to make you find out about the deletion and they will not only start deleting accounts that were created and never used, but in
Now, let’s take the case of a person who has a Google account and doesn’t use it because they have a primary one, but for whatever reason you do not want to lose the data of that old or forgotten account. You may have something in Drive, emails you want to keep, or whatever.
The first thing is that Your account will be deleted if it hasn’t been used in the last two years.. In other words, if you haven’t been involved at all for six months, you’re out of danger. The reason Google argues is that abandoned accounts can be used by hackers with bad intentions and hence the deletion.
However, your account will be considered active in the eyes of Google if you meet one of these conditions:
- You read or send an email.
- You use Google Drive (even if it’s uploading or downloading a file, it doesn’t matter).
- You watch a YouTube video.
- You download something from the Play Store.
- You search for anything on Google.
- You enter an application using that Google account.
In addition, if you have any subscription in that Google account, the company will consider it an active account even if you have not done any of the above, so it will not delete it either. And if your Google account has even one YouTube video, for now you’re also free.
That is to say, it is very, very easy for Google not to delete your accountso don’t get carried away by alarmism, look up even the recipe for a pizza using that Google account that is forgotten… and you will keep it in your possession.
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