If you haven’t logged into your Google account in a long time, you better use it or lose it.
Google Announced It Will Start Deleting Accounts that have been inactive for at least two years, a move that the company says is intended to prevent security risks.
The revised policy is effective immediately, but according to Google, account deletion won’t start until December. The company intends to phase in the deletion of dormant accounts while also providing consumers with repeated warning notifications.
According to Google, The first accounts to be deleted will be those that were created but never used again. Even those who did not log in for a long time.
It’s important to note that this policy only applies to personal accounts, with organizations such as schools and businesses unaffected.
Additionally, only personal accounts would be affected by the legislation, leaving corporations and institutions like schools unaffected.
Google stated that their decision was based on internal research that older accounts are much more prone to problems like phishing, hacking, and spam because they are less likely to use modern security methods like two-step verification and more likely to rely on recycled passwords.
The choice to delete accounts takes a further step.
This strategy differs from Google’s prior approach, which simply entailed deleting the content from inactive accounts on services rather than the accounts themselves.
Simply sign in to your Google account or any Google service and carry out any activity, such as reading an email, watching a video, or conducting a search, to keep your account active.
To save your account, all you need to do is log in to sign into your Google account or any Google service and perhaps read an email, watch a video, perform a single search or any number of other activities.
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