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How to delete a Gmail account and Google account

What if it’s time to get rid of your Gmail account? Changing your email service or finally getting rid of that embarrassing username you made years ago is a simple process after you get your account deactivated. Now we will know How to delete a Gmail account and Google account.

The deletion of a Gmail account is irreversible. The procedure will remove all of your emails and account information when you have completed it successfully. You will no longer be able to send or receive emails using your Gmail account, and the address will no longer be made accessible for use by anyone else in the future.

However, removing a Gmail account does not result in the deletion of the complete Google Account with which the email address is tied. You will continue to have access to all of your other Google Account services, including Google Drive, your calendar, Google Play, and other applications and services. To prevent this from happening in the future, Gmail will prompt you to supply an additional email address that you may use to login into your Google Account. You may also delete your Google Chrome history if you want to.

How to delete from a Gmail account

1. Go to and sign into your Gmail account.
2. Select “Account” from the drop-down menu in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
3. Select the “Data & privacy” option from the drop-down menu on the left.
4. Select “Data from applications and services you use” from the drop-down menu.
5. Select Delete a Google service from the drop-down menu under “Download or delete your data.” (You may be required to log in.)
6. Select “Delete” from the drop-down menu next to “Gmail.”

7. Enter a different email address if necessary (cannot be another Gmail address).
Always use an email address that you have access to, as you will need it to continue deleting your account after you have done so.

8. Click “Send Verification Email.
9. Open the email from Google that you should have received with your alternate email address in the body of the message.

10. Follow the deletion link in the message.

11. Log into the Gmail account that you want to delete if prompted.

12. Select “Yes, I want to delete (example)” from the drop-down menu.

13. Click “Delete Gmail.” Then press the “Done” button.

If you use Gmail through your workplace, school, or other group, “contact your administrator,” according to Google Account Help. Gmail accounts can only be deleted by the account’s administrator, who is also the account’s owner.



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