Deleting your Google account is a big decision. By doing so, you lose access not only to Gmail, but to any Google product and service attached to your account. Deleting accounts can be a little confusing if you have multiple Google accounts and only want to remove one, so read this guide for step-by-step details on how to permanently erase your Google presence.
Step 1 –
Sign out of all of your Google accounts. Make sure that you are not logged in with any of your accounts on any Google website. This is especially important if you are trying to delete just one of multiple accounts.
Make sure that you are signed out of Gmail, YouTube, Drive, and Google+.
Check that you aren’t signed in with multiple accounts. Look at the top-right corner of a Google page. Make sure that it says “Sign In” and doesn’t show any account information.
Step 2 –
Log in to your Google account that you want to delete. Click the arrow next to your name to double-check that you are not signed in with multiple accounts.
Step 3 –
Open your account details. In the upper right next to your avatar, click the small downward-pointing arrow to pull up your card, and click Account.
Step 4 –
Click Data tools at the top.
Step 5 –
In the Data tools box. Scroll down to Account Management and click Delete account and data.
Step 6 –
Check all of the boxes. In order to delete your account, you will need to confirm that you understand that you will lose access to all Google services. Before you can delete your Google account, you must confirm your intention to do so, by checking off each and every service you will lose should you close your account.
Step 7 –
Close your account. Enter your account password and then check the boxes to confirm you want to delete your account. When you have affirmed that you no longer wish to have a Google account, click Delete Google Account.