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How to save your data from being deleted in the Google purge

What’s the opposite of spring cleaning? Because Google is going to do that this week – and clear tons of data and old accounts from it’s servers. But don’t worry, there’s still time to save your data and photos! First off, if you regularly use your account, you have nothing to worry about – Google will only be deleting accounts that have been inactive for two years or more. Users will also be notified multiple times before the account is deleted. If you want to save your old account, doing any of the following will mark your account as ‘active’ and safe from deletion:

  • Reading or sending an email
  • Using Google Drive
  • Watching a YouTube video
  • Downloading an app on the Google Play store
  • Using Google Search
  • Using Sign in with Google to access a third-party app or service

The purge begins on Friday, Dec. 1st. <3 Lauren