Google’s new storage policy will delete account data after two years of inactivity

Ricky, 17 December 2020

Google’s announcing some new policy changes surrounding the use of Gmail, Docs, and Google Photos. In an effort to purge unused storage, Google is updating its policy to delete users’ data from its most popular services on accounts that are inactive for more than two years. This is noted on Google’s Help site.

Beginning on June 1, 2021, Google will enact a new policy that applies to the storage on several of its services. As early as June 1, 2023, Google will delete data from Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Jamboard, Gmail, Photos, Drawings, Forms, and Sites if they are inactive for two years.

Google explains that users who don’t wish their data to be deleted should use service with associated account either on a Google app or via browser to keep it active. Google also explains that this change will not apply to Google One users who pay a monthly fee, nor will it apply to Google Workspace (formerly GSuite for business), GSuite for Education, nor GSuite for non-profits.



Reader comments

  • irfan
  • 25 Dec 2020
  • YUU

u mean Google account auto delete account if not active 2 year

  • Safe U
  • 22 Dec 2020
  • pk5

in any case, Google is not anonymous, because it has a server where all the information is stored. I use the utopia ecosystem, which is decentralized

Now with cheap data storage options, one can store his or her data personally without fearing about illegal access by govt or hackers. Also the recent things like 1. Exposure of images on cloud storages by hackers. 2. Merging of Samsun...

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