Google creates Inactive Account Manager so you can control your data after you're gone
phone number and an optional e-mail address, so Google can alert you before anything is triggered. Then you choose how long you want your timeout watch to be. The alert will go out after 1 month of not logging into Google, then the timeout can be triggered at 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, or 1 year. At that point, your account and data can be deleted if you wish, or you can set up to 10 people as a "trusted contact" and share certain data with them. You can also set up a Gmail auto-response that will go out to anyone who e-mails you after the timeout period has been triggered.The setup is fairly simple. You start out by adding a
Obviously, the Inactive Account Manager doesn't necessarily have to trigger upon your death. You could end up moving to a tropical island off the grid, or simply moving on to a different service, and stop using Google. But, whatever the reason, you now have some extra control over your account for when you are gone.