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Google’s New Policy of Storage Deletion for Inactive Users

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Google has announced a new policy based on its storage system. It is initiating data deletion for users who have been inactive on the Google channel for over two years. This attempt is to redeem unused user accounts occupying various Google platforms such as Gmail, Google Docs, or Google Photos. 

This policy will activate from 1st January 2021 onwards, although it will take two more years to come into action. This will also apply to users who have exhausted the inbuilt storage of these Google Platforms.

Each of these platforms receives an equal distribution of 15GB of storage data from Google. But with the new policy, those who have gone over this quota can sustain their data by registering for Google One membership to purchase further storage to avoid deleting contents from Gmail, Drive, or Photos.

Another way out is to direct oneself to the storage management tool section, which allows freeing up space by identifying contents and deleting them serially that are no longer in need.

However, Google’s storage policy is not so abrupt into a drastic step of deleting the contents. Rather, certain alerts and notification will warn users over their mails and other Google products before this step.

To avoid such unavoidable circumstances, Google is giving provisions to users in applying for active membership for enjoying the Google product services or else downloading the contents beforehand from the ‘Download your data’ page.

Another simple way to forbid the deletion is to visit Gmail, Google Photos, and Google Drive Google App periodically. Missing out on one of these platforms can lead to the deletion of data from that particular product site.


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