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What'll happen to your Google account after you pass away? Think about it- Inactive Google Account Manager

◔04/07/2018

What'll happen to your Google account after you pass away?

Every person has Google accounts and they store many types of information like personal, professional, related to business, do you think what’ll happen to your information’s which store in Google account? If you haven't already, you might want to think about it.

Google contains a lot of personal information about you and it is important to pre-plan what happens with that information when you are no more.

Fortunately, Google offers a simple service that lets you prepare your account for perpetual inactivity.

Here's how.


* Give Google data to someone who can destroy it responsibly


Give Google data to someone who can destroy it

Google's Inactive Account Manager allows you to specify whom should Google hand over your digital data to, after your account has been inactive for a particular length of time.


Inactive Account Manager

The people you identify to administer your data can also be verified via SMS.

You can also specify if you want your account to be terminated 90 days after all the required information is shared.


* You can choose exactly what data is to be shared

You can choose to share information from all Google services including Blogger, Chrome, YouTube, G Suite, Google+, Photos, Play Store, search history, and Google Drive. This will ensure that your friends and family get hold of important documents, credit card information, and memorable pictures.


You can choose exactly what data is to be shared

* The trustee of your digital footprint

The person you choose will receive a message stating you wanted to give them your data, details regarding that data, a link to download it, and a pre-written personal message if any.

Alternatively, if a user didn't use the Inactive Account Manager, their family members can contact Google about their account, provide proof of death, and request specific items to be shared with them.


How to nominate a nominee for Google account?

You can choose a nominee for your Google account by following these steps:
(1) Login to your Gmail account
(2) Go to Google account help and type Inactive Account Manager or click here Inactive Account Manager
(3) Select the duration after which you want Google to notify your nominee,
(4) Enter the email address and contact number of the person you want as nominee,
(5) Make necessary changes and confirm your plan.



Notably, "According Google" nobody is given direct access to your account.

"We can work with representatives to close the account of a deceased person, and we may provide content from a deceased user's account. Our primary responsibility is to keep people's information secure, safe, and private. We cannot provide passwords or other login details," Google writes.



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