Google has done major changes to the storage policy of user accounts They use Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Photos. Since all these services share storage space, the company has decided to implement new measures for accounts that go over the limit or those that are inactive for a long time.
As of June 21, 2021, Google may delete your Gmail, Photos, or Drive content (including Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms, and Jamboards files) if you exceed the storage limit or are inactive for two years.
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Inactive account cleaning
The new policies will apply as of June 1, 2023, that is, 24 months after they come into effect as a new rule. So that if you have an account of any Google product that you haven’t used in a long time and you don’t want to lose the content stored there, you need to login at least once.
If you are inactive for 2 years (24 months) in Gmail, Drive or Photos, we can remove the content of the products in which you do not perform any activity. Google One subscribers who do not exceed their storage quota and whose account is in good health will not be affected by this new inactivity policy.
As of June 1, 2021, if you are inactive or exceed your storage limit, Google will send you email notifications and reminders in advance and before removing any content.
Even if your content is removed or you spend more of that inactive time, you can still log into your account. These storage quota and inactivity policies will only apply to private users of Google services.
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This does not apply to Google Workspace, G Suite for Educational Centers or G Suite for Non-Profit Organizations accounts. You can manage your Google storage space from this link.
Google’s storage policies are undergoing more than one significant change, remember that from June 2021 Google Photos and Google Docs will stop offering unlimited free storage, and Drive began to automatically delete files from the trash. The company says it is simply “adapting to the usual practices of the sector“Basically, what was given is over.