Google to start purging accounts that have been inactive for 2 years

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May 16, 2023

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Google plans to start deleting old, inactive accounts starting this December.
The purge will only affect accounts that have been active for two years or longer.
Google will send multiple notifications to the user before the deletion process starts.

If you have a Google account and haven’t logged on in a while, you may want to do a quick check-in. Google plans to start deleting inactive accounts later this year.

In a blog post, the Mountain View-based firm announced a change to its inactive accounts policy. Back in 2020, the company said it would remove content stored in an inactive account, but would keep the account. According to the blog, Google says it will now delete accounts along with the content if the account has been inactive for two years or longer.