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As Google confirms it can now delete your Gmail, WhatsApp accounts suffer a similar fate

Google has just changed its terms and conditions which means it can now delete Gmail, Photos and Drive accounts from its online servers without needing permission from the user. This update came into force this month with anyone not using their accounts for a long period of time facing the possibility of losing their content.

As Google confirms it can now delete your Gmail, WhatsApp accounts suffer a similar fate

“If you’re inactive for 2 years (24 months) in Gmail, Drive or Photos, we may delete the content in the product(s) in which you’re inactive. If you exceed your storage limit for 2 years, we may delete your content across Gmail, Drive and Photos,” Google said in a post on its website.

   
   

As long as you use your account you won’t be affected by these new changes but it could impact some who don’t access their online lives on a regular basis.

Google says it is bringing in the refreshed policy in a bid to rid its servers of accounts and files that lay dormant for a number of years. And it’s not just Google that can send your account to the digital scrap heap as WhatsApp users can suffer the same fate.

   
   
   
   

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