Affiliate Disclosure: By buying the products we recommend, you help keep the lights on at MakeUseOf. Read more.
That’s it. You’ve had enough. Google knows too much about you, has been spying on your browsing history for too long, and exerts an unhealthy level of influence over the apps you use every day. It’s time to delete your Google Account.
If you’ve ever tried to delete an online account, you know providers don’t always make it easy. Some only let you “disable” the account, while others have a mandatory cooling off period where your account is in limbo. Luckily, deleting your Google Account is fast, easy, and painless.
How to Delete Your Google Account
- Go to accounts.google.com.
- Enter your Google Account credentials and hit Sign In.
- Go to Account Preferences > Delete your account or services.
- On the next screen, select Delete Google Account and data.
- Google will prompt you for your username and password.
- You will receive an email confirming your deletion.
- Click on the link to complete the process.
If you change your mind and want to recover your account, it may be possible if you act swiftly. Go to accounts.google.com/signin/recovery and enter your former Gmail address. If a recovery is possible, Google will notify either immediately or via an email to your old backup address.
Have you deleted your Google Account? Was the process straightforward? You can leave your stories and feedback in the comments section below.
Image Credit: Pe3k via Shutterstock