Google’s New Policies Impacting Gmail and Google Photos

Google’s New Policies Impacting Gmail and Google Photos

Google’s New Policy

Google’s new policy to delete millions of inactive accounts, including Gmail, Docs, Drive, Meet, Calendar, YouTube, and Google Photos, will take effect from December 1, 2023.

Enhancing User Security

This move aims to enhance user security by eliminating accounts that are more susceptible to compromise.

Inactive Accounts at Risk

Google will begin deleting millions of inactive Gmail accounts from its servers as the company warns these unused accounts can be hijacked by hackers for malicious use.

Dormant Account Regulations

Google updated its regulations regarding dormant accounts earlier this year. Under the new policy, Google said it will terminate accounts that haven't been used or signed in for at least two years.

Google Photos Storage Changes

Google Photos will no longer offer unlimited free photo storage, in a move that will affect storage for other Google products including email.

Impact on Users

The change could mean that users who continue to upload many photos will run out of space for emails faster.

Protect Your Account

To prevent your account from deletion, ensure you log in and use your Google services regularly.

Stay Informed

Keep up-to-date with Google’s policies to ensure the safety and longevity of your accounts.