Delete Google Account
The Google Account is known as a User Account which is required for authorization, authentication and access to various Google online services like Google+, Gmail, Google hangouts, and bloggers. A large number of Google products does not require Google Account this product includes YouTube, Google Maps, Google Books, Google search, and Google finances but you need a Google Account when uploading videos on YouTube and also for making edits in a Google map.
The owner of an Account can be able to disable and enable various Google applications when a Google Account is created. Bloggers and YouTube uses separate Account for users that registered with the service before the Google acquisition. The effective users of April 2011 YouTube are required to link to a different Google Account if they want to continue to log into the service.
A Google profile will be linked to a user’s profiles on various images hosting and social networking sites and users blogs as well. Google Account users can now be able to form and create a public accessible Google profile, in order to configure their presentation on Google Account to other Google users also and the third-party service providers will impact service authentication for Google Account holders through the Google Account mechanism.
Some of the apps available on Google are;
- Google Groups.
- Google Maps.
- Web History.
- Google Alerts.
- Google News.
- Ad Words.
- Google Finance.
- Google Hangouts.
- Google Calendar.
- Google Wallet.
- Google Search.
- Google Drive.
- Google Sites.
- Google Photos.
- Google Account blocking.
How to delete a Google account.
For you to be able to delete a Google account and also delete an associated Gmail address, then the guide below will teach you on how to do so:
Step 1. Click on your Google Account settings.
Step 2. Under the spot which states account preference, tap on delete your service or Account.
Step 3. Tap delete product. And note you can choose to Delete data and Google Account to delete your entire Google Account which includes AdSense, Google Docs, AdWords and your search history and other Google Account as well.
Step 4. Click on the Google Account you wish to delete that if you have many Accounts but if it’s just 1, then click on it. Step 5. Type the password to the Account.
Step 6. Then click next.
Step 7. Tap the trashcan icon next to Gmail. Afterwards, you should open and follow the Download Data Link to be able to download a copy of your Gmail messages via Google takeout.
Step 8. Also, you can copy your Email messages to another Google Account or a new Google Account.
Step 9. Enter a different Email address, different from the Gmail address associated with the Google Account you want to close. Beneath an Email address is How you will sign in to Google dialogue box. It is very important to take note that Gmail will already have logged into the secondary account you used when you were creating the Google Account. And the Email Account you will be logging in to will now become your new Google Account user name.
NOTE THAT: you should make sure you enter an Email Account to which you have access to because you need an Email address before you can delete your Google Account.
Step 10. Tap send verification Email. Step 11. You then click on the Email message that was being sent from Google which states “Gmail Deletion Confirmation or security alert for your linked Google Account”.
Step 12. Tap on the link sent to you via message.
Step 13. Also, you can log in to the Google Account you wish to delete if prompted.
Step 14. Next, you go to the I want to delete icon under the confirm Gmail deletion and click on yes, I want to delete then you type the account which you wish to delete permanently from my Google Account.
Step 15. Tap delete Gmail and note you cannot undo this step. After you click delete Gmail, your messages and Google account will be deleted.
Step 16. And finally, you click done.