Google: Google has issued inactive Gmail account proprietors a three-week notice to update their information or risk having their accounts terminated. The internet search behemoth intends to delete millions of inactive Gmail accounts older than two years. Affected account holders will irretrievably lose emails, documents, photographs, and videos as a result of the change.
Inactive Gmail accounts are being removed as part of a significant update to the email service. The purging will affect all personal Gmail accounts that have been inactive for a minimum of two years. By December 2023, the policy that was introduced this year is anticipated to go into effect. Google has announced that it is extending the inactivity period for Google Accounts across all Google products to two years. Additionally, the policy imposes a time restriction on the retention period of unused personal information by Google from dormant accounts.
The decision by Google to delete inactive Google accounts has positive security implications. Active Google users are anticipated to be safeguarded against security risks such as account hijacking, phishing, and fraud. Inactive Google accounts are more susceptible to compromise by malicious actors. Prior to any action being taken, inactive or dormant Gmail account holders who are affected will receive multiple notifications.
Consequences will also be delivered to the recovery email addresses attached to the affected accounts. Google has, in fact, initiated the transmission of emails to the impacted accounts. Account holders whose accounts are at risk of being deleted can take precautions by downloading an application from the Google Play Store, accessing Google Drive, or launching or sending an email. Additionally, they have the ability to conduct a standard Google search while enrolled in the account.
Gmail has established itself as a prominent email platform and continues to develop, owing to its pervasive appeal. Any YouTube account that has previously uploaded a video will not be affected, according to Google, regardless of the date of its last activity.