If you see a Google account that belongs to someone who has passed away, you can report it directly to the search engine. Not familiar with the process? If so, make a quick tour around our tutorial on how to report a deceased person’s Google account.
A Google account is certainly residing among the most important online accounts that people use nowadays. The tech mogul states on its account reporting page, “People expect Google to keep their information safe, even in the event of their death.”
It clearly reveals that the company doesn’t provide passwords or other login details of a deceased person’s Google account. So, the only way you’re left with is to report such account.
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Let us lay down the steps for you to consider when reporting a deceased person’s account on Google.
Report a Deceased Person’s Google Account
- Navigate to this link to get started
- Next, the search engine asks you what you want to do with the Google account of a deceased person. You’ll be provided with three different options:
- Close the deceased user’s account
- Submit a fund request from a deceased person’s Google account
- Attain data from the account of a deceased user
- On the basis of your request, Google will ask you to fill out a form by providing all the necessary information about the deceased person such as name, ID proof, email, your relationship with him/her, and more.
In case the third option, i.e. Attain data from the account of a deceased user is selected, the search engine asks you to agree that if such request is approved, you’ll require to get a court order issued in the US.
It is worth notable that the company provides an Inactive Account Manager service. By using this, an account holder can opt to send an email to a trusted family member or friend in the event of his/her account being inactive for some time. Besides, the account holder can even select to share data with a trusted contact. In such case, the email will include a link from which the content type, as specified by the account holder, can be downloaded.
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