Delete Gmail Account permanently and Quickly Deactivate you Gmail account now
You have created a gmail account with one reason or the other, you want to permanently delete gmail account, i will teach you step by step on how to delete your gmail account, to delete your Google Email Gmail Account, you need password of the Account, without the account Details (Email and password) there is nothing you can in other to delete the gmail account, here in my tutorial today i will show you how to delete your gmail account and steps to follow.
Important thing to know before you Delete gmail account read before you proceed
- Once you delete gmail account your Username/Email cannot be use or reused to open a new gmail account by you or anyone, meaning no one can create an Email account using the deleted account details and claiming to be you.
- If you use the gmail account to open Various third party site e.g social media (facebook, Twitter, account make sure you change the email before deleting your gmail account.
- If the gmail account is a recovery to Email Provider account (Gmail, Hotmail, yahoomail) make sure you change it
- All your messages, spam messages and Saved Contact will be deleted, make sure you forward all your important messages to your new email, unless you created a backup with google takeout.
Why you might want to Delete Gmail Account
- you are getting lots of unwanted messages
- your email is full of junks
- Your Email has been Hack Severally and other Option is to create a new Email address
- you have not used the account for many Years
- you have outgrown your username
How to Delete your gmail account permanent and Steps to follow
Step 1: Backup all your messages using Google Takeout.
Google Takeout free service provided by Google, created by team of renowned engineers around the world known as Data Liberation Front. The service, like any other Google service, provides an easy way to download and back up data from any Google-related services. It’s reliable and the best part is that it lets you log in with your Gmail username and password, without signing up for a new account!
How to use Google Takeout to Backup your Google Gmail Email Account
To backup your messages on google takeout account, you need to login to the gmail account, after successfully sign in, Visit the the Google Takeout Website to download your backup data
see Download your data display screen below
you will see different Google Product Firstly click on “Select none” and later select the once you need to backup, since you are deleting your gmail account i will recommend you tick the contact and the mail. When Done Click on “Next” button to continue.
Customize archive folder Page
On the customize archive page, you need to make some decisions:
- File type – Choose between a .zip, .tgz, or .tbz file: i recommend the zip file because it is easy to open
- Archive size (max) – Sizes range from 1 GB to 50 GB.
- Delivery method – Choices include Send download link via email, Add to Drive, Add to Dropbox, and Add to OneDrive. i Recommend the Send Download link via email
When done with your choice click on the “Create Archive” button
Step 3. Create and Manage Your Data Download
When you’ve made your choices, click the Create archive button. For this option, I opt to receive the download in my Gmail inbox. The following screen displays:
When you’re ready, click the Manage archives button. The following confirmation screen displays:
Click the Done button. Google takes you to a privacy settings screen. If you like, you can adjust your privacy settings now.
Step 4. Download Your Data to Your Computer
Since I chose to receive the download through email, I open my Gmail inbox. A message displays with a link to my downloaded information:
Note: If you chose one of the other options for downloading your data, you will find your data where you sent it.
Click on the message to open it. The message displays:
Click the Download archive button. You will be prompted to log in to your Gmail account. Log in. The Download your data: archive screen displays:
Notice the prompt asking what you want to do with the data you’ve downloaded. In this example, I click the Save as button, which opens a Windows browser window on my PC.
Using the browser window, I find the folder where I want to save the data. I click the Save button on my browser window and the data is saved to my computer. The file is now stored on my computer. A prompt opens at the button of the screen asking whether I want to Open the download, Open folder, or View downloads. If I want to check on my data, I can select one of these options.
At this point, your data has been backed up. You are ready to move on to the next step of deleting your Gmail account.
2. Change Any Accounts That Are Linked to This Gmail
Many online accounts use your email account as recovery information and to communicate with you. If you have accounts that are linked to this Gmail address that you are about to delete, you may lose access to those accounts if you ever need to reset your password. Also, you may miss out on important communications from those accounts.
Before deleting your Gmail address, check to see that none of your accounts are linked to Gmail. Start with the following important accounts and be sure to consider all your online accounts
- Bank accounts
- PayPal, Stripe, Shopify, or other online payment sites
- Social media accounts
- Accounts with your favorite vendors
Once you’ve identified a list of online accounts linked to your Gmail address, change your profile information for each linked account to link to your new email address instead of your soon to be deleted Gmail address.
3. Notify Contacts of Your New Email Address
Another important consideration is that clients and other contacts may not be able to reach you if you delete your Gmail address. To solve this problem, you will need to notify your contacts of your new email address.
Here is a sample Gmail message you can send out:
4. Delete Gmail Account Permanently
Once you’ve backed up your Gmail data, changed your profile information for your online accounts, and notified your contacts you are finally ready to permanently remove your Gmail address. This process goes quickly:
Step 1. Access Your Account Preferences
To delete your Gmail account, you need to access the Google Account preferences screen. Click the Account Preferences link.
The Account preferences screen appears:
Use the scrollbar on the right of the screen to scroll down to the Delete your account or services heading. The screen now looks like this:
Click the Delete products option.
Caution: Do NOT click the Delete Google Account and data option unless you want to lose access to your entire Google account.
You are prompted to re-enter your password:
Check the Gmail address on the screen carefully to make sure it is the one you want to delete. When you are satisfied that it’s correct, type your password and click the Sign in button. The Delete a Google servicescreen appears:
Note: That you are given another chance to download your data before you delete your Gmail account.
Step 2. Select the Delete Option
Start with the Delete a Google service screen open:
If you have more than one Google service, they will be listed on this screen. Scroll down to Gmail. To delete your Gmail account, click the trash icon to the right. You’ll be prompted to provide an email address so that you can use other Google services such as Google Drive and Calendar:
Type the email address you will use from now on to access Google service into the space. Click the Send Verification Email button on the lower right.
Note: You cannot use an email address that is already associated with another Google account.
Step 3. Confirm Your New Email Address
After you’ve typed the new email that you will use to check your Google account, instructions appear on the screen:
Click the Got It button in the lower right corner. Even though you’ve already selected the trash icon next to Gmail, you must confirm the Gmail account deletion.
Go to your new email account, open the message:
Click the confirmation link. Another Confirm Gmail deletion screen appears:
Click in the checkbox to confirm that you really want to delete this Gmail address. Then, click the Delete Gmail button.
Step 4. Your Gmail Account is Now Deleted
Once your account is deleted, the following message appears:
Click the Done button and close the Account preferences screen.
After your Gmail address is deleted, you can no longer send messages to it. Here is an example of how a message sent to your deleted Gmail account will bounce back to the sender:
Note: After your Gmail account has been deleted, there may be a short period during which you can recover your account. However, you shouldn’t count on being able to recover your account.
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