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How To Delete Or Request Funds And Data From A Google Account

Mar-15 2022

Delete or Extracting Data or Funds from your loved one's Google account  

Deleting or extracting data or funds from your Google account can be a major decision. But if you're ready to move forward then simply follow the guidelines below. It could be to shut down the account entirely, or you might want to memorialize it or extract content first.

If you're doing it for your own account then of course log in ahead of time. But if you're doing it for someone else - maybe they've passed away or become incapacitated - then you might need to tackle it without a login or password.

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How to Delete or Receive Data for a Google Account of a Deceased Loved One

In order to receive any data or funds from a deceased loved ones Google Account, you will need to provide their ID and possibly their death certificate.

The following account types fall under Google and utilize the same process:

  • Blogger

  • Drive

  • Gmail

  • Google+

  • Google Photos

  • YouTube

  • Other

  • AdSense

  • Wallet

  • Google Account

To get started, click through to the Google Account Help page, here.

Step 1 - Select What You Are Looking to Accomplish

  • Close the account of a deceased user

  • Submit a request for funds from a deceased user's account

  • Obtain data from a deceased user's account

Step 2 - Fill Out the Form

You will be asked to disclose information that varies based on the request. For instance, your full name and email address to that of your loved one, your relationship, etc.

Step 3 - Selecting the Account(s)

Depending on the course of action, closing accounts, requesting funds, or obtaining data, you will be able to chose from a variety of google accounts.

Step 4 - Uploading the required documents

Depending on which course of action you have selected, you will be asked to provide a rang of documents from the following list:

  1. court-certified letters testamentary

  2. a scan of your government-issued ID or driver's license

  3. the death certificate

  4. any additional documents that may help you case

You may input any additional comments at the bottom of the form. Once completed, you can hit submit and await a response with your request status, decision, and next steps.

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