We bet you use at least one of Google`s services. If your email is Gmail, your phone uses Android or your business has a company account, then knowing what will happen to your accounts if you are no longer around is essential.

The Inactive Account Manager allows you to specify a period of inactivity after which you can specify the disposition of your individual various accounts (Gmail, Docs, YouTube,Photos, Plus, etc.) Inactive Account Manager is “a way for users to share parts of their account data or notify someone if they’ve been inactive for a certain period of time.”

You can set up a “trusted contact”, which will receive notification once your account has been inactive for the specified amount of time. To set up when Google should consider your account to be inactive and what they do with your data afterwards you can go here.

What if you use email different than Gmail?
With most email systems, you have little choice but to leave your name password in a secure place but easily found place (such as AfterVault.com) if you want your family to have access after your death.

If you are interested to learn more about how you can protect your digital assets, you can check some of our articles on the topic:

Is there a way to protect my digital assets if I die?
Free Digital Estate Planning Checklist : Protect Your Digital Assets
What happens to your Twitter account when you die?
What happens to your Instagram account when you die?
What happens to your LinkedIn account when you die?
What happens to your Pinterest account when you die?

What happens to your Flickr account when you die?

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