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What would you like to do with your Google account after you die?

What would you like to do with your Google account after you die?

Google, in its blog post, has launched an “Inactive Account Manager” (“not a great name, we know,” Google said) page that can be used as your digital will.

Google asks you what you would like to do with your images, files and other virtual data when you stop using your account for a long period of time, i.e after 3, 6, 9 months or 1 year. This service covers all Google accounts, +1s; Blogger; Contacts and Circles; Drive; Gmail; Google+ Profiles, Pages and Streams; Picasa Web Albums; Google Voice and YouTube.

In case, you were taking a long vacation, Google will send you a text message to your cellphone along with an email to a non-Google account before taking any action.

“This new feature will enable you to plan your digital afterlife in a way that protects your privacy and security,” writes Google product manager Andreas Tuerk.

Google gives you two options:

1. You can choose to have all your data deleted.

2. You can select trusted friends or family to receive data from some or all of the Google services.

A user also has the choice to send automated messages to all incoming messages once an account becomes inactive.

Inactive Account Manager- Google

It is worth noting that there are several online portals which offer these kinds of after-death services like mysendoff.com. Facebook has an after life policy as well, more on that here.

To leave you guys on a lighter note, we are pasting a comment for a similar post that we found on a tech site:

“I’ll write my social media accounts into my will. Professional connections to my mate Rick. Those hidden albums on on Facebook with the hotties and their contacts to Nick. My twitter posts will go to my wife so she remembers how thoughtful I was. My Google Plus..err for now shall we say to charity?”

 Is there any other tool that could be added. Please do let us know what you feel about this in the comments section.

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Writes at Madversity. Is non-nerdy, an inveterate foodie, a Quora nut, '"a B.Tech grad"(searches for the backspace button), dreams of starting a restaurant chain one day, a fitness freak(or trying to be one).

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