If you’ve made the decision to delete your Google account, here’s a step- by-step guide on how to do it:
1. Sign in to your Google Account:
Begin by signing in to the Google Account you want to delete. Visit the Google homepage (www.google.com) and click on the “Sign In” button located at the top right corner of the screen. Enter your Google account credentials (email address and password) to log in.
2. Access your Google Account settings:
Once you’re logged in, click on your profile picture or initial located at the top right corner of the screen. This will open a dropdown menu. From the menu, click on “Manage your Google Account” to access your account settings.
3. Navigate to the “Data & Personalization” tab:
In the Google Account settings page, you’ll find different tabs on the left-hand side. Click on the “Data & Personalization” tab to proceed.
4. Scroll down and find “Download, delete, or make a plan for your data”:
In the “Data & Personalization” tab, scroll down until you find the section titled “Download, delete, or make a plan for your data.” Under this section, click on the option that says “Delete a service or your account.”
5. Choose “Delete your Google Account”:
On the next page, you’ll see different options for managing your Google account. Look for the option that says “Delete your account.” Click on it to proceed.
6. Review the account deletion information:
Google will provide you with important information about deleting your account. Take the time to read through this information to understand the consequences of deleting your Google account. It’s important to note that deleting your account will permanently remove access to various Google services, including Gmail, Google Drive, Google Photos, and more.
7. Select “Delete your account”:
If you still want to proceed with deleting your account, click on the “Delete your account” button. Google may ask you to sign in again to confirm your identity.
8. Follow the prompts and confirm the account deletion:
Google will guide you through a series of prompts to confirm your decision to delete your account. This may involve selecting a reason for deletion and reviewing the consequences. Follow the prompts and click on the “Delete” or “Next” buttons to proceed.
9. Verify your identity:
As an additional security measure, Google may ask you to verify your identity by entering your Google account password or using other verification methods.
10. Account deletion confirmation:
Once you’ve completed the verification process, Google will display a confirmation message that your account has been scheduled for deletion. It may take a few days for the account deletion process to be completed.
It’s important to note that deleting your Google account will permanently remove all your data associated with that account, including emails, contacts, files, and other information. Make sure to back up any important data or information before proceeding with the deletion.