Google has announced that it will start deleting Google accounts that have been inactive for two years. This means that if you have not used your Google Account in two years, all of your data, including your Gmail, Docs, Drive, Meet, Calendar, YouTube, and Google Photos, will be deleted.
How to Stop Google from Deleting Your Account
There are a few things you can do to stop Google from deleting your account:
- Sign in to your Google Account at least once every two years.
- Use any Google product or service, such as Gmail, Drive, or YouTube.
- Make a purchase of a Google product, app, service, or subscription.
- Add a gift card with a monetary balance to your Google Account.
What Happens if My Account is Deleted?
If your Google Account is deleted, you will lose all of your data, including your Gmail, Docs, Drive, Meet, Calendar, YouTube, and Google Photos. You will not be able to recover your data, so it is important to take steps to prevent your account from being deleted.
How to Reactivate a Deleted Google Account
If your Google Account has been deleted, you may be able to reactivate it by following these steps:
- Go to the Google Account recovery page.
- Enter your email address and click “Next.”
- Follow the instructions on the screen to verify your identity.
- Once you have verified your identity, you will be able to reset your password and sign in to your account.
Additional Tips for Protecting Your Google Account
In addition to the steps above, there are a few other things you can do to protect your Google Account:
- Use a strong password and change it regularly.
- Enable two-factor authentication.
- Be careful about what information you share online.
- Review your Google Account settings regularly.
By following these tips, you can help to keep your Google Account safe and secure.