Google lets you manage online data after death

‘Inactive Account Manager’ gives users the power to decide what to do with their digital photos, documents and other virtual belongings in the event of their death.

The Inactive Account Manager will also enable users to direct Google about what to do with their plans, unexpressed desires, thoughts and ideas after they are gone. 1821647The service can be used to pass on online data from Google Drive, Gmail, YouTube, or social network Google+ to an individual, or delete it in case the accounts are dormant for a long time. It also gives users the option to ‘burn’ their accounts deleting all virtual materials from all Google properties, including Google voice extensions.

This article explains how to set up Inactive Account Manager.

There is a huge market opportunity in leveraging technology to make things clearer and easier for those we leave behind. Will management and instructions to family upon passing are just a few.