Yes, Google will start deleting inactive Gmail accounts and their associated data, including photos, documents, and other content, on December 1, 2023. This is part of a new policy to manage inactive accounts and reduce the risk of security breaches.
An account is considered inactive if it has not been used to sign in or perform any activity for two years. This includes activities such as checking email, using Google Drive, watching YouTube videos, or searching on Google.
If you want to keep your Google Account active, you simply need to sign in to any of your Google products before December 1, 2023. This will reset the two-year inactivity timer.
Here are some specific things you can do to keep your account active:
- Check your Gmail inbox.
- Use Google Drive to store or edit documents.
- Watch YouTube videos.
- Search on Google.
- Sign in with Google for third-party apps or services.
If you have any concerns about your Google Account being deleted, you can contact Google support for assistance.