Wednesday, 9 December 2015
Deleting a Google Account - Final
Deleting any account is fraught with danger, or at least, 2nd, or 3rd thoughts of disaster. I think it's the stigma of finality surrounding the act. Deleting a Google Account is no different, and the thoughts I had today, were more along the lines of 'will this mess up my remaining accounts', rather than the danger in deleting the one account I created for an exercise in futility. Sometimes it pays to flirt with danger. It keeps you on your toes.
I created a Google Account with a Non-Google email, to test a theory I had. I didn't need it anymore, so I decided to delete it, because I have several others. The process is simple, and pain-free, but it is FINAL - to a degree.
Google give you a limited time to reconsider with an email. This email tells you about the Account Recovery Page and also of the Limited Time Period.
I didn't have a blog attached to this account, which kept my blood pressure relatively level, but if I had, there's a way to delete it without causing too much trouble - and that's with Proper Prior Planning.
Think before you act.