Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. 00 a.m. Indochina time.
Google recently announced that it will begin deleting accounts that have been inactive for two years starting in December this year. The move covers all of its products, including Gmail, Drive, Docs, YouTube, Google Photos, Meet, and Calendar, but now tech giant Google has updated its blog post. (As noted by TechCrunch). “We have no plans to delete accounts with videos on YouTube at this time.”
With Google positioning security as the primary reason for deleting inactive accounts. said internal analysis It shows that old abandoned accounts are about 10 times less likely to have two-factor activation. That leaves them vulnerable to scammers who could use them for identity theft and other nefarious purposes. However, we can conclude that deleting the old account also frees up space on Google’s servers.
after the announcement Critics have expressed concern that the move could wipe out some important internet history. Old YouTube videos, including the first, will disappear, along with videos uploaded by deceased users. Google did not say why it changed its mind. In the end, however, YouTube videos are safe for now.
for the rest of the product The company intends to send warning emails to accounts at risk of deletion and alternate emails by the end of 2023. Those accounts will be deactivated within 60 days if their owners do not log in. after receiving notification email Although users have an additional 60 days (four months in total) to recover their account before it is permanently lost.