Google is deleting unused accounts this week. Here’s how to save your old data

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Google is deleting accounts that haven’t been used recently, as soon as Dec. 1. Now’s the time to make sure you don’t need any data from Gmail, or other Google products associated with an inactive account. Patrick Semansky/AP

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Now is the time to act if you want to keep a Google account you haven’t used in a while.

Starting Dec. 1, Google will start deleting “inactive” accounts — that is, accounts that haven’t been used in at least two years.

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