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How To Delete Your Gmail Account

If you've decided that you no longer want your Gmail account, you can choose to remove it from your Google account.Deleting your Gmail address will delete your emails and Gmail content but note that it will not delete your Google account, search history, or any other information associated with your Google account. If you need a copy of your emails, make a backup.

How To Delete Your Gmail Address

Sign in to your account and head to the My Account. Under the section labeled Account Preferences, click on the option that reads Delete your account or services:

Click Delete products:

All of your active Google accounts will be listed here. Click the Gmail option and then follow the onscreen instructions:

Click Remove Gmail permanently and verify your selection. You will be asked to provide a new primary email address with which to log in to other Google services (i.e. YouTube).

Once you've confirmed your selection, you will be sent an email from Gmail with the subject Gmail Removal Confirmation. Click on the link to reconfirm your account removal, and then click on Verify to finalize the removal.

Your Gmail account will be removed from the server with 48 hours.

N.B. For users who are interested in deleting their entire Google account, including any data associated with Gmail, Google Calendar, YouTube, and Google Chrome, please see our article on how to delete your Google account.

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