Stay Active or Google Will Delete Your Account

Google has made some changes to to their policies regarding the individual Google user accounts. Mainly the new policy sets a limit of 2 years of inactivity before the Google accounts will be deleted permanently. So if you have not used your Google account for 2 years, Google will remove it.

According to Google blog, by removing a Google account, all the data associated with that account will also be removed. Google says that it will carry out the purging of inactive user accounts as part of its fight for privacy and security. They have mentioned that Google desires to protect the private information of inactive users  even if you no longer use our services.

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If you have a Google account that you have not used in ages, then it is time to take some action to keep it active. There are a few things you can do to keep your Google account active, so as to avoid it getting deleted:

  1. Login to Gmail and check your email messages. You can also send a few messages to your friends.
  2. Login to YouTube and watch some videos. Subscribe to our YouTube channel too.
  3. Search for something on Google while you are logged in to your Google account.
  4. Use your Google account on your Android device and install an app from Play store.
  5. Use Google Drive to store some your files.

Basically, you can keep your Google account active by regularly using the many services offered by Google. The list mentioned above is just a starting point.

According to Google, the first time Google accounts will be deleted because of this new policy will be on 1st December, 2023. Before deleting the accounts, Google will send an email notification to the concerned Google accounts. This policy applies only to individual user accounts and not on accounts used by organizations.

You can see more details about this new policy at