If you’ve decided that it’s time to move on from your Google account, whether it’s because you’ve switched to a different email provider or just want to take a break from Google’s services, you’ll need to know how to delete your account. Deleting your Google account will remove access to all Google services, including Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Calendar, so it’s important to make sure you have any necessary data backed up before you begin.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to delete your Google account:
Step 1: Backup Your Data
Before you delete your Google account, make sure to backup any important data you may have, such as emails, contacts, and files stored in Google Drive. You can download a copy of your data from Google Takeout.
Step 2: Sign In to Your Account
Visit the Google Sign-In page and sign in to the account you want to delete.
Step 3: Access Your Account Settings
Click on your profile picture in the top right corner of the screen and select “Manage Your Google Account.”
Step 4: Go to the Data & Personalization Tab
Click on the “Data & Personalization” tab on the left-hand side of the screen.
Step 5: Delete Your Account
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Delete a Service or Your Account” option.
Step 6: Choose “Delete Your Account”
Click on “Delete Your Account” and follow the prompts to confirm the deletion of your account.
Step 7: Done
Once you’ve completed the steps, your account will be scheduled for deletion, and you will have 30 days to recover it if you change your mind.
That’s it! Just make sure to download any necessary data before you begin the process, and double-check that you want to delete your account before confirming the deletion.