Delete Your Gmail Account with these easy steps

You can delete a Gmail account and all the messages in it (and still keep your Google, YouTube, etc. accounts).

Why Delete a Gmail Account?

So you have one Gmail account too many?

No; you don’t have to tell me any reasons for your wanting to quit Gmail, be it because you no longer trust Google with your email data and want it deleted or because you have set up an address and account by mistake. I won’t ask, I’ll just tell you how to do it.

Gmail will ask you to click numerous times, of course, and for your password, too. Still, closing your Gmail account and deleting the mail in it is pretty straightforward a task.

 

Delete Your Gmail Account

You can read through the steps here:

To cancel a Gmail account and delete the associated Gmail address:

What Happens to Emails in the Deleted Gmail Account?

The messages will be deleted permanently. You can no longer access them in Gmail.

If you downloaded a copy, either using Google Takeout or using an email program, you can still use these messages, of course.

What Happens to Emails Sent to My Deleted Gmail Address?

People who mail your old Gmail address will receive back a delivery failure message. You might want to announce a new or alternate old address to desired contacts.


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