Google announces some new policy changes regarding the use of Gmail, Docs, and Google Photos. In an effort to clear unused storage, Google is updating its policy to delete user data from its most popular services on accounts that have been inactive for more than two years. This is noted on the Google Support site.
Starting June 1, 2021, Google will implement a new policy related to storage on several of its services. As early as June 1, 2023, Google will delete data from Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Jamboard, Gmail, Photos, Photos, Forms, and Sites if they have been inactive for two years.
Google explains that users who do not wish their data to be deleted should use a service with an associated account either on the Google app or through a browser to keep it active. Google also explains that this change will not apply to Google One users who pay a monthly fee, and will not apply to Google Workpace (formerly GSuite for business), GSuite for Education, or GSuite for non- profits.
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