This week, Google will delete inactive Gmail accounts

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At the beginning of this year, Google announced that as part of an effort to improve the security of its users, it would begin deleting inactive Gmail accounts as of the end of December.

Due to the lack of security checks and two-step verification, forgotten or unmanaged accounts have been observed to be more susceptible to hijacking due to the lack of security checks.

There are at least 10 times fewer chances of two-step verification being enabled on abandoned accounts than on accounts that are active, according to Axios’ findings.

Google has re-evaluated its account policy as a result of this issue and has stated that “once an account has been compromised, it can be used for anything from identity theft to the distribution of unwanted or even malicious content, such as spam.”.

The deletion of accounts that are no longer in use for more than two years, along with the content they contain and their data, will begin on December 1.

It should be noted, however, that this policy does not apply to accounts that are created through an employer or school. The account’s email address, as well as a recovery email if one was provided, will be notified of the deletion of the account before it is deleted by Google.

In spite of Google’s attempt to purge the internet community of potential malicious users, you are still able to continue to use your existing accounts. You can do that by following these steps.

The process of preserving your older Google accounts is not difficult since all you need to do is sign in at least once every two years, so if this has not been done already, now would be an excellent time to do so.

Aside from using Google Drive, reading an email, watching a YouTube video, downloading an app from the Play Store, or using Google to log in to a third-party app or service, other activities such as reading emails or sending emails can also keep your account active.

A Google account is also regarded as an activity if you subscribe to Google One, if you have a subscription to a news source, or if you have an app installed through your Google account.

This news provided by timenews.

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