Gmail, a widely used email platform owned by Google, has recently announced security changes aimed at enhancing user safety. The company is taking steps to prevent scams and digital theft by closing accounts that have been inactive for a long time and deleting data stored in Gmail emails.
Starting in December, Gmail accounts that have not been logged into within the last month will be closed. To avoid account closure, users must log in before the end of the year. If an account remains inactive, Google will delete all data stored on the Gmail email.
In addition to closing inactive accounts, Google also announced that accounts that have not been used or signed in for at least two years could be deleted. This includes content from Google Workspace and Google Photos. These measures are designed to ensure that only legitimate users have access to the platform and prevent hackers from targeting inactive accounts for extortion or theft.
The new security measures are an important step towards ensuring that Gmail is safe for all users. By closing inactive accounts and deleting data stored on Gmail emails, Google is taking proactive steps to protect its users from cyber threats.