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Google unveils 'Inactive Account Settings' to manage digital afterlife

Google has unveiled its 'Inactive Account Settings' to help individuals manage their digital afterlife.

The module asks users what they would like to do with their YouTube, Google+ and Gmail accounts should they be unable to use them or kick the bucket. these settings allow users to choose whether they want to delete their account after three, six or twelve months of inactivity. Its important to plan for the worst and through this account manager settings users will be able to maintain their afterlife once they have passed onto the other side.

The company also made it clear that should conflicting circumstances arise Google will provide assistance only within limits of the law. Passwords of these accounts will not be passed onto  relatives or friends of the deceased. Currently the service is available only for personal accounts and doesn't apply to Google Apps Accounts. Social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook too have their very own policies to deal with accounts of deceased users.

Dubbed as the 'Death Account Manager' by techies the service has received a number of positive reviews from users globally.

Google unveils 'Inactive Account Settings' to manage digital afterlife


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