Google is cleaning house, wiping hard drives, and shutting down… your accounts. It isn’t as bad as it sounds, however. The goal here is anything that hasn’t been used for more than 2 years. This shouldn’t be a big surprise, as Google is just like any other company. Keeping track of all of the information involved is drive space, and drive space costs money. Staying clear of these issues is easy, as your account will stay good if you read or send an email, save something to Google Drive, watch a YouTube video, and so forth. I think this is a wise approach, and would like to see more companies voluntarily remove you after not hearing from you for a year or two… and ultimately reducing our spam.
Google said it’s going to soon delete inactive accounts for security reasons.