How to delete a Google account

Updated: 02/27/2019 by Computer Hope
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If you've decided to make a new account or don't use Google's services (Gmail, Google Drive, etc.) any longer, you may want to delete your Google account. To proceed, take a look at the read me first disclaimer, and then follow the steps in the next section.

Warning

If you delete your Google account, there are implications to consider. We highly suggest checking out the Read me first section below before proceeding.

Read me first

When you delete your Google account, you lose access to many things including

  • Your Google account name - which cannot be used again at any point.
  • Access to any services that require a Google account sign in, such as YouTube, Google Play Music, and others is terminated.
  • Additionally, anything you purchased (such as games or music) while using these services will no longer be available to you.
  • All your history, extensions, and information related to the Google Chrome Internet browser is deleted.
  • Android phone users will lose their contact list.

Deleting a Google Account

  1. Sign in to My Account.
  2. On the left side of the screen, select Data and personalization.

Data and personalization tab on a Google account.

  1. Scroll down to the Download, delete, or make a plan for your data section and click Delete a service or your account.

Selector that allows users to delete a Google service.

  1. Click Delete your account.

Link to delete a Google account.

  1. Verify your account password.
  2. Review the information on the next page, check both boxes (A), and then select Delete account (B).

Menu that allows users to permanently delete their Google account.