This week all the alarms went off when Google announced that accounts with more than two years of inactivity they would be erased forever. A countdown began that worried users, even more so when we learned that YouTube videos would be part of the sieve.
However, in a fortunate turn of events, Google has decided to delete YouTube from the cursed list Now, the Mountain View giant’s streaming video service will not delete the content of ‘obsolete’ accounts.
No, your videos will not be lost forever
As we have commented, the original version of the Google publication where announced the deletion of accounts with more than two years of inactivity mentioned the following:
Starting later this year, if a Google Account hasn’t been used or signed in for at least two years, we may delete the account and its content, including content from Google Workspace (Gmail, Docs, Drive, Meet, Calendar), YouTube, and Google Photos. (Translation from English)
It was then that the networks caught fire, as users thought about the library of videos they store on YouTube. For personal accounts, things didn’t look so dramatic, because we told you the procedures that made our accounts active.
However, the same cannot be said of other people’s accounts. Google ran the risk of losing real gems from content creators who are no longer active, so it was all up to the owner. However, the publication has changed to the joy of many.
From the paragraph we have shown above, Google has removed YouTube from the list of affected services, all with amazing stealth. In fact, a small note is added that reads like this:
Also, at this time we do not plan to delete accounts with YouTube videos.
Thus, it clears all fears, although the deletion of accounts continues, so we will lose the content of services like Google Photos or Google Drive. Google’s decision does not come suddenly, but is a premeditated idea to avoid problems with the security of these old accounts.
Remember, therefore, that as of next December, all accounts that have been inactive for two years will begin to disappear. It will be enough to carry out some activity such as logging in, sending an email or watching videos on YouTube to declare it active.
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