Google today was being nice, minding about its users when they are gone, as in dead, helping it’s users set up an inactive account manager for their digital afterlife.
The new feature dubbed Inactive Account Manager is on the Google Account settings page and let’s a user tell Google what to do with a users’s Gmail messages and data from Google’s several services in case the account becomes inactive.
Options include having the data deleted — after three, six, nine or 12 months of inactivity. Or one can select trusted contacts to receive data from some or all the following services: +1s; Blogger; Contacts and Circles; Drive; Gmail; Google+ Profiles, Pages and Streams; Picasa Web Albums; Google Voice and YouTube.
Though it sounds sad, getting ready for a digital afterlife, the service protects one’s data ensures them privacy and security and makes life easier for their loved ones or next of kin.