Do not be surprised if you have an inactive Gmail account and you receive an email saying that it is being deleted. Google is likely to follow the latest strategy of closing down inactive user accounts.
Starting on June 1, 2021, the search engine giant will carry out its latest strategy. The business plans to shut down users’ accounts that have been inactive for more than two years. Google can remind its users several times before shutting them down.
Accounts that are either inactive or have surpassed their storage cap via Gmail and Google Drive, including Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms, Sketches and Images, will be shut down under the new regulation.
The strategy will come into force on June 1, 2021. If you have been inactive for a period of 24 months on one or more of these services, Google may remove the content of the product on which you are inactive.
Google can remove the content from Gmail, Drive and Images for accounts that have surpassed their storage cap for 2 years.
There is a service called ‘Inactive Account Manager’ on Google. This service will assist you in defining relevant content and handling it. It also notifies a trusted contact if you stop using your Google Account for 3 to 18 months for a certain period of time.
Regardless of your settings in the inactive account manager, the new two-year inactive policy will apply. By using a simple trick of logging into your inactive accounts, the only way to avoid this is. It is recommended that users sign in to Gmail, Photos or Drive periodically.