The Morning After: Google plans to delete your old inactive accounts starting tomorrow

Starting December 1, 2023 (that’s tomorrow), Google will begin deleting accounts that have been inactive for at least two years. The company says it's doing so for privacy reasons: “If an account hasn’t been used for an extended period of time, it is more likely to be compromised,” Google noted in May 2023. “This is because forgotten or unattended accounts often rely on old or re-used passwords that may have been compromised.” Google will warn users before deletion via emails sent to the inactive account and another email, provided one has been set up.

Even if you don’t need the account, it might be best to login and check you’re not going to miss anything — there might be important information somewhere in msmith.teamnaruto@gmail.com. No spam, please.

— Mat

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This article originally appeared on Engadget at https://www.engadget.com/the-morning-after-google-plans-to-delete-your-old-inactive-accounts-starting-tomorrow-121517859.html?src=rss

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