How to Automatically Delete your Google Account

Your Google account is one of the services that collect the most amount of data about your online activities. So, have you ever thought about what is going to happen to your Google account when you pass away? Will your precious data stay on Google servers forever? Or is there a way to automatically delete your inactive Google account and data?

First of all, let us make it clear to you that your precious data will stay on Google servers unless and until someone or Google deletes it. To tackle this problem, Google itself provides the “Inactive Account Manager” tool.

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How to Auto-Delete Your Inactive Google Account?

Using Inactive Account Manager, you can decide and configure how to dispose of your Google account data in the unfortunate event of your death.

So, in this tutorial, we will show you, how to set up the Inactive Account Manager to automatically delete your Google Account.

Step 1: Open Google’s Inactive Account Manager

First of all, you will have to log in to your Google Account. Then select the “Data & personalization” tab from the menu on the left. Here, click on “Make a plan for your account” under the “Download, delete, or make a plan for your data” section.

Login To Google Account And Select Make A Plan For Your Account From Data And Personalization
Select Make a Plan for your Account from Data & Personalization

Alternatively, you can use this link to access Google’s Inactive Account Manager. After that, Inactive Account Manager will open. Here, you will see a brief description of this feature. Click START to start configuring to automatically delete your Google account data.

Click Start Button To Setup Your Google Account Data To Auto Delete
Click START to start the process

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Step 2: Set the Waiting Period and Confirm your Details

First, you will be asked to set the waiting period. After the waiting period is over, Google will consider your account inactive.

You can select from available options: 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, or 18 months. Select your desired period and click SAVE.

After that confirm your email address and verify your phone number. Finally, click NEXT to move to the next step.

Set waiting period for your Google Account
Set the waiting period for your Google Account

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Step 3: Add Trusted Persons to Notify

Next, you will see the option to add trusted persons (up to 10). Google will notify these people after your account becomes inactive. People you add via Inactive Account Manager can access your Google account data (photos, files, etc.) for 3 months.

Click ADD PERSON button, enter the email address of your trusted person, and click NEXT. Similarly, you can add more trusted persons to the Inactive Account Manager console.

Add Trusted Persons to Notify
Add Trusted Persons to Notify

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Step 4: Set Auto Reply for Incoming Emails

If you want, you can also set up an AutoReply message that will be sent in reply to incoming emails. We suggest you set up this option as it will notify the sender that this account is no longer in use.

To set the AutoReply message, click the SET AUTOREPLY button. Now type the Subject and Body of the AutoReply email.

Set AutoReply to incoming mails
Set AutoReply for incoming email

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Step 5: Set your Inactive Google Account to Auto Delete

It’s time to set your inactive Google account to delete automatically. Turn ON the toggle next to “Yes, delete my inactive Google Account” and click REVIEW PLAN.

Enable Delete Inactive Google Account And Click Review Plan
Enable Delete Inactive Google Account and click Review Plan

Finally, you will see the overview of the settings, you have selected. Review it carefully and click on CONFIRM PLAN to continue. After that, your Google account will be deleted automatically after three months of becoming inactive.

Click Confirm Plan to save your Settings
Click Confirm Plan to save your Settings

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Step 6: Cancel your Plan

You can also cancel your “auto-delete Google account” plan from the Inactive Account Manager. Simply, go to Inactive Account Manager just like Step 1 and click TURN OFF MY PLAN. Your plan will be canceled and the account will stay active.

Turn Off Auto Delete Google Account Plan From Inactive Account Manager
Turn Off Auto-Delete Google Account Plan

Delete your Inactive Google Account Automatically

So, now you don’t need to worry about the data you leave behind when you stop using your Google account or in case of your unfortunate death. You can easily set your Google account to auto-delete your data after a specific duration of inactivity.

Hope you find this information helpful. We suggest you configure your Google account plan to prevent your data from falling into the wrong hands. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to get the latest tutorials directly into your inbox.

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