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What Happens to Your Google Account When You Die? 🌐🔒

Updated: Jun 27

Have you ever thought about what happens to your Google account when you pass away? With Life Vault, you can ensure that your digital legacy is managed according to your wishes. Here's what you need to know about managing your Google account in the event of your death.

Inactive Account Manager

Google offers a feature called Inactive Account Manager, which lets you decide what happens to your account if it becomes inactive for a certain period.

• Set Up Your Inactive Account Manager:

- Go to your Google account settings.

- Select Privacy & Personalization.

- Scroll down to Make a Plan for your Digital Legacy (hand icon) and click Start.

- Follow the steps to set your timeout period, add trusted contacts, and decide what data should be shared or deleted.

Timeline for changes:

We suggest increasing the timeframe to 12 months to ensure your executors have enough time to act.

Trusted contact to notify:

We suggest nominating at least 2 contacts at this section assuming most people will nominate spouse in case you die in a single event.

For the first 2 emergency contacts we suggest selecting all boxed to allow your executors to act without limitation.

Data Sharing or Deletion

Decide if you want your data to be shared with your trusted contacts or if you prefer to have your account deleted after a period of inactivity.

How Life Vault Can Help

With Life Vault, you can store all the details about your Google account and Inactive Account Manager settings, ensuring your executors and trusted contacts have the necessary information to manage your digital legacy.

Why It's Important

Managing your digital legacy is crucial to ensure that your online presence and data are handled according to your wishes. By setting up your Inactive Account Manager and recording this information in Life Vault, you can give your loved ones peace of mind and clear instructions.

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