Google Has a New Option That Lets You Decide What Happens To Your Account After You Die
Not many things would be more embarrassing than having your family look through your YouTube history. So thank you, Google, for making sure that will never happen. (Although we can think of a few. Your YouPorn search history, for starters.)
Yesterday, Google announced a new service called Inactive Account Manager. It's a tool that lets you decide what happens to your Google account from BEYOND THE GRAVE.
You can choose to share your data from Gmail, Google Plus, YouTube, and more with a few friends or family after you die . . . or you can have Google completely wipe it out.
Of course, Google won't know when you die, so the service works by monitoring your logins. If you set up the Inactive Account Manager and don't log into your account for a few months, they'll suspect that MAYBE you're dead.
They'll send you a text warning that unless you log in, they're going to assume you died and start sharing or deleting your info. (Google Public Policy Blog) (You can set up the Inactive Account Manager here.)