Google Inactive Account Manager: Tool for You to Go Digital Afterlife

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Now a days, the phrase property does not limit itself to just physical belongings. Thanks to internet, there is yet another form of property, the one that is completely digital. The net has changed the lives of people around the world, for good. To put it in different words, people live two different lives. The one that exists in the real world and the other that exists in the digital world. There are plenty of ways to protect you physical property, but how do you protect your digital one? All, those pictures, videos, documents and other files, you have spent a generation in accumulating.

Google Inactive Account Manager: Tool for You to Go Digital Afterlife

Google's new feature could be the answer to your worries. The new Inactive Account Manager, feature which is available at the Google Account settings page allows users to direct Google, in handling the data from it's online services such as Google Drive, Gmail, YouTube and Google+ when your account has been inactive for a long time.

Google said "You might want your data to be shared with a trusted friend or family member, or, you might want your account to be deleted entirely,"

"Whatever the reason, we give you the option of deciding what happens to your data."

On a probability that you die of any cause, all your data and memories that were saved online can either be transferred to a trusted friend/ family or can be marked for deletion. The time frame for the action can be set, to your preference. For example, if you set the time frame to 1 year and your account happens to be inactive for that period, Google will automatically delete or transfer data based on your preference.

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