Important policy changes for Google Account storage

Dear Google User,
We are writing to let you know that we recently announced new storage policies for Google Accounts using Gmail<www.google.com/appserve/mkt/p/AD-FnEwC7f10G85D8lB0RJEHECDXmz6fuNx2vbUHoTHdF7OwosVeZN9sAaFwOeEJg_F30g_-59Vbc9P5_L55F71HHjdPCjb4amlx30DT8qAwlEflBE6B>, Google Drive<www.google.com/appserve/mkt/p/AD-FnEyTlo_zqW8NfM-cNBmcNPkGUQNBxBu31P9FyBMy1Mf2lWGqm6yV8M5H9PJNpOzLsH1dbiUcx5b10kIl3heF3Ry8yaNXK9HMPN8uU9dViMsoGKJePhuq> (including Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms, and Jamboard files) and/or Google Photos<www.google.com/appserve/mkt/p/AD-FnExoa44kStRRPepwQJe3kEohRYJ13DcbQdHcC1cicBZPBai6RO9FqhmqbAW_M6UHLwo_z2-ZO2Y6AAuWAgNtWYIaHiz2qUU5M7anZTclMc9GpPMdXkWMIgFhqQ> that bring us in line with industry practices. Since you have previously used one or more of these products in your Google Account storage<www.google.com/appserve/mkt/p/AD-FnEyvZ_BkHlAHX8EbjqGrUtGoIKheJImSM15EDZYoQGxlkM5W6TY2imEWC0ab1qhxVpnJv96c2EPWP5NE-4t8TMWURqV-qXgkBeJ7OgQelNT7SaS42TCBphisUXowj7g7lW82NOQ8aTIfZydK30P5vCqKDDK-mekp5ND…>, we wanted to tell you about the new policies well before they go into effect on June 1, 2021. Below is a summary of the new policies. Please reference our Help Center article<www.google.com/appserve/mkt/p/AD-FnEz3q_9lNnU2GbeG_LfxfxCAXuOtDEN7QNZyuv-Nl8XSzUdVQwF8A6aLgh8L4nAQD81Ozzjva3h5EaMKdpTjbLvLeOPxyg3E9iD7k2CLonp1lk0dahBJtDMGqn0WUhNwPpcOQNOLg96WERCy> for a complete list of what’s changing.
Summary of the new policies (effective June 1, 2021):
– If you’re inactive<www.google.com/appserve/mkt/p/AD-FnEylFrhUPhIGfpnQop8ZiJPqvg73stsLUGEQvIkgXqnWDX7muawRBUm3InPfP-qLdxTnA0fvMTuJ7_D8lrYYQhaX22_V0q-tt0DFe8a_j8jYvYx3kg9wk3on47KTwgVBBZf07pF6yYluSg> for 2 years (24 months) in Gmail, Drive or Photos, we may delete the content in the product(s) in which you’re inactive. Google One<www.google.com/appserve/mkt/p/AD-FnExPI5vtjc8ePqJIcEBXz_PAmIM6g_XewZ64PidSHMxfdJfiFBtL4EAPUui05aFhFB4w_lYfwsVs_eQs24EyrMAeyLaTID8GOGwLr_YEP5_DOrdEB846ZxnAf-jYcmxmnNXnCrqXw1-FbgklRxqG5Dvnrj8zNg> members who are within their storage quota and in good-standing<www.google.com/appserve/mkt/p/AD-FnEzKABkJPOx_SoOyniGkrCVFVvBbz-sv6aN8OleFV8r1O9p1jcR3r2m1zDHnCiLjvLVNvjDtl2vBxElpszfCiXC_zQkkb79w6WyBoLDVSzZ7ok1taElZ7sZnpnzfQAeVlc9jeek> will not be impacted by this new inactive policy.
– If you exceed your storage limit for 2 years, we may delete your content across Gmail, Drive and Photos.
What this means for you:
– You won’t be impacted by these changes unless you’ve been inactive or over your storage limit for 2 years. As this policy goes into effect June 1, 2021, the earliest it would be enforced is June 1, 2023.
– After June 1, 2021, if you are either inactive or over your storage limit, we will send you email reminders and notifications in advance and prior to deleting any content.
– Even if you are either inactive or over your storage limit for one or more of these services and content is deleted, you will still be able to sign in.
– Note: The inactivity and over quota storage policies will apply only to consumer users of Google services. Google Workspace, G Suite for Education and G Suite for Nonprofits policies are not changing at this time, and admins should look to the Admin Help center<www.google.com/appserve/mkt/p/AD-FnEyMUgWKCEH918u6fQZz9-CB_yI0YQdMowuWimOj12B6gI2TLxOrKJTOuTPihChN0zTKJZ-iRRc517GMkhH89A3csB8S7d1fk6NWUAJXzQ3G-zES1JPkNyGReQ3i1Ww> for storage policies related to their subscriptions.
Learn more about how to keep your account active
– To learn more about how to remain active with these products, visit this Help Center page<www.google.com/appserve/mkt/p/AD-FnExGcm_ig1TUBFGWtdmG-DfzCTAG9d9qTBOViNuJoA0AFOl8v6UEdMWzjrFy0GBmoGiK0_67ioKM5cms_c99hphSb-R-YoKDw-RJNoy4bua1UejASkm3WBqLW5Y4eU-f_ut2zj6bjLHNBTonCGUEP0zD>.
– The Inactive Account Manager<www.google.com/appserve/mkt/p/AD-FnEyFbJg6HZfecykluNBHflVsjowwqYUCijxyaTf5LdvnRUv8oG8Hb6Ch6nx9YSL7JZ_t-_RB0OxQLe-4fEFmhd6PpeX57UldA2k_KcI-SHel12DkqLSJ2FAADnzSCflvHs7BaWxv1A> can help you manage specific content and notify a trusted contact if you stop using your Google Account for a certain period of time (between 3-18 months). Note: the new 2 year inactive policy will apply regardless of your Inactive Account Manager settings. You can learn more about these changes and ways to manage your or a loved one’s account in our Help Center<www.google.com/appserve/mkt/p/AD-FnEw34E2Z97yNANxQPereWdxfL60C8zZ2qzp4lcG5ayGD56urWHIyrTllnBimpOz-eYr5Z73Gsgw8fY3nFKWY20v_ttrqRIxu4j93MML2kMeuORsly8Q7as8RJTn004qD7FjY8g>.
Learn how to manage your storage
– Learn more about the over quota policy<www.google.com/appserve/mkt/p/AD-FnExn_YGltH9VxdRBjoK02Q0FUDEVzl6jp5Uij-GUeyaXdPzcP10RusT8AVwhuDTGGAqdec85n2JeH_KAaLijyVJ9opn2-qv-aoj2gfwW493RzZdW0Kh0R0Ecm20BPcI0EoFqweHienSgYp1e5I1wfHANV7o> and what counts against storage quota<www.google.com/appserve/mkt/p/AD-FnExyIqQWu9lSa5WbqWR927EX_0BYtgnOQnvrBtdwxaEv45fZSGuiVGmS1eepcIdoBmRUt5MiOJkP09TG8afWRJPguIshgz9ZP9h69Y0d_GetikzMNVCRdjrprSIHzIrYrFQ_k7t2HLdTDw35Lg>.
– You can use the free storage manager in the Google One app<www.google.com/appserve/mkt/p/AD-FnEzjcTUPab6Ww-cM8ICLXBIGxGavG06cKa3nO4ZKa7n_OFk3GkgyxNX5LiD_ryXeZyYWVbhtHjXoVAmrG2sa2VNJZn8jiwmXOFUpmfqCnulWX9TzSDasAYu8dPsE47jcjFGqGlgXLBcvLXzjcWNe2ahGIBTQ_msfnc0…> and on the web<www.google.com/appserve/mkt/p/AD-FnEyg3QyGXR0TG8OYIVulYaVLlWeNuQXP-vu_CibZZaFEAWMrWBNtWAJQ4KfovwUiXSymYE-gOhfMRxRHNykbWC2lKacMfGy06dwWJSctRJXU6HvTQzvBOF7Mz918wWwf_rR5I3CnWaYEODScH4mZYEyDcIjwAzNADfZ…> to see how you’re using your Google Account storage, and free up space across Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Photos.
Thank you for using our services. Your Google Team
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