Google Will Start Deleting ‘Inactive’ Accounts in December—Here’s What You Need to Know

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NEW YORK—Have a Google account you haven’t used in a while? If you want to keep it from disappearing, you should sign in before the end of the week.
Under Google’s updated inactive-account policy, which the tech giant announced back in May, accounts that haven’t been used in at least two years could be deleted. Accounts deemed inactive will be erased in a phased-approach beginning Friday.
If you have an account that’s at risk for deletion, you should receive multiple notices from Google sent to the email affiliated with that account and its recovery address (if one exits). But if you’re still catching up on this new policy—and want to ensure that your content on Google Drive, Docs, Gmail, and more is saved—here’s what you need to know….


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