Google is making a big change to accounts that people don’t use for a long time. Starting today, if you don’t sign in or use your Google Account for two years, it may be deleted. Here’s what you need to know:
- If you don’t use your Google Account for two years, it might be deleted starting December 2023.
- If this will happen to you, Google will send reminders to your email.
- Once deleted, you can’t use the same email address again for a new Google Account.
How to Keep Your Account Safe?
You can keep your account safe by:
- Signing in once every two years.
- Reading or sending an email, watching YouTube, using Google Drive, or signing in to apps with your Google Account.
Some accounts won’t be deleted, like those with YouTube channels or money gift cards.
Tools to Save Your Data
Google has tools to help you save your data. You can download your data or set up a plan if you don’t use your account for a while.
Why is Google Doing This?
Google wants to keep your information safe. Deleting accounts that people don’t use helps with this. They want to make it easy for you to keep your account if you want to, and they’ll tell you before anything happens.
So, make sure your recovery email is correct and try to sign in now and then to keep your account active.