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Google & Gmail – What To Do Before You Die

Google & Gmail , what would happen to them if you were to die?

Having a plan will help both your friends or family out when that time comes and help prevent your accounts from being accessed in a way you don’t want.

First, log into your Google account.

Go to your Google Account page. From a basic Google search page, you can get there by clicking on your face or icon in the top right corner.

Once you’re there, search for “Inactive Account Manager” to pull up the settings for your account should you go inactive.

From there, you have options to have your Google account self-destruct if it goes inactive for a certain period of time.

Three months is the minimum, but the options scale up from there to six months, twelve months, and eighteen months. Before that Google will attempt to contact you to find out if you have really departed.

On the same page, you can also add up to 10 people you’d like to be notified if your account goes inactive. You can also decide to grant them access to your accounts in some form if you’d like.

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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