Google May Shut Your Gmail Account Next Year; Here's How You Can Keep it Active

The simplest way to keep your account active is to periodically visit Gmail, Drive, or Photos on the web or mobile, while signed in and connected to the internet.

Google May Shut Your Gmail Account Next Year; Here's How You Can Keep it Active

New Delhi: If you have an account on Google, then don’t be shocked if it gets closed. Notably, the multinational tech giant is likely to implement its new policy from 1 June 2021, following which speculations are rife that Google may shut the accounts of those users who have been inactive for two years.

The company, however, will notify its users multiple times before attempting to remove any content.

The simplest way to keep your account active is to periodically visit Gmail, Drive, or Photos on the web or mobile, while signed in and connected to the internet.

Issuing a statement, the company said, “The new policies are for consumer accounts that are either inactive or over their storage limit across Gmail, Drive (including Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms, and Jamboard files) and/or Photos — to better align with common practices across the industry.”

“If you’re over your storage limit for two years, Google may delete your content across Gmail, Drive, and Photos,” it stated further.