The multinational tech giant Google has decided to shut down Gmail accounts which have remained inactive for more than 2 years. The new policy will be implemented on June 1, 2021.
Similarly, if you're over your storage limit for two years, Google may delete your content across Gmail, Drive, and Photos, the company said.
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.”
Google said that it will notify the users multiple times before it attempts to remove any content. So Google users have ample opportunities to take action.
However, 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.