This tool lets you bequeath your Google account to a trusted person when you die — here’s how to set it up

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This tool lets you bequeath your Google account to a trusted person when you die — here’s how to set it up

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If you’ve ever worried about what would befall your Gmail, photos, documents, YouTube videos, and other digital data in the event of a terrible accident or your own death, you’re not alone.

It’s a little dark to think about, but the good news is that Google has your back.

The service offers a feature that will bequeath your Google account and all of its contents to up to 10 pre-selected trustees, and even let you set your account to self-delete after an extended period of inactivity.

Here’s how to set it up:

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