How to delete gmail account?
Gmail is no doubt a great free service but sometimes you want to delete your Gmail account.
It can be personal or you want to move to a better email solution.
Keep in mind that deleting your Gmail account will also delete any other data associated with it, including your emails, contacts, and files stored in Google Drive. If you just want to delete a few emails or stop using Gmail for a while, you can also consider disabling your account or changing your Gmail account settings to automatically delete messages after a certain period of time.
These quick and quick and easy step by step guide will help you answer your question about how to delete a Gmail account permanently.
How To Delete Gmail Account - Step By Step Guide
Login To Your Gmail Account
First, you need to login into your www.gmail.com account. (You can not delete your Gmail account without login 😉 )
Once logged in, need to look into the right side of the computer screen.
You will notice a grid icon, click on it and you will see a pop drop just like the screenshot below.
In the next page look for account preference on last box on the screen (3rd box)
Under the next page click on delete product under the delete account or services.
If you have more then one services linked with the same ID, then you can select which services you want to delete.
This mean if you are using youtube using the same gmail id, then you can choose to keep youtube and only delete gmail services.
This come handy in the event you do not want to remove other services and only want to delete gmail services which is a type of email services.
Download Your Gmail Data.
This help to keep a backup of your emails (Just in case).
Once downloaded (if you want) you can click on the trash button in front of the Gmail service on the same page.
Alternative Email Account
This is an important step, you need to keep two things in mind, first, it should not be a Gmail account and 2nd you should have access to this alternative email id for the coming steps for deleting your Gmail account permanently.
Once you click on “Send Verification Email.” the gmail will send you verification email to confirm your action on your alternative email account.
Login to your alternative email account which you have just provided.
You must have received a confirmation email from Gmail to delete the account.
Follow the on-screen instruction and your done deleting your Gmail account permanently.
This video will give you the demonstration of above steps to delete gmail account permanently.
You have deleted your free Gmail account, what next?
Well, I recommend going for business email services.
Business email solution gives you more control and preset you in a professional manner compare to free email services like Gmail.
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