Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Google plans to delete Gmail and YouTube accounts that have been inactive for two years by the end of 2023. There is the easiest way to keep your account from getting banned later.
First of all, check all accounts now. In addition, you also need to regularly update the security and privacy of your Gmail account.
Google also shares 6 ways to keep your account from being deleted by the upcoming end of 2023:
- Take advantage of a Google account to read or send email
- Use Google Drive
- Use it to watch YouTube videos
- Download the app on the Google Play Store
- Use Google Search for browsing
- Sign in with Google to sign in to third-party apps or services
Another way is to use the account to subscribe to Google One, news publications or apps. Because this step will be counted as activity in the account.
You can also try logging into Google Photos periodically. Login every two years will be considered as an active user.
Google will also remind users who have been inactive for two years before actually deleting an account. The company says it will send out lots of notifications months in advance.
“Before deleting the account, we will send a lot of notifications several months in advance. Notifications will be sent to the main email address and email recovery (if available),” said Google.
Meanwhile, Google explains the reason for this policy as a way to protect inactive users from data theft and other cyber crimes.
For the record, this policy only applies to users who use the product for free. So Gmail users from work or school will remain safe even if they are not active.
This policy isn’t just for Gmail and Youtube either. However, Google Photos and the Google Workspace ecosystem include Docs, Drive, Meet and Calendar.
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