Google launches tool to help users manage digital afterlife

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Friday, April 12, 2013

AP: Google launched a tool to help users decide what happens to their email and other accounts after they die.

Called "inactive account manager," the feature lets users of Google's services tell the company what to do with email messages and other data if their account becomes inactive.

For example, Google says, users can choose to delete their data after three, six or 12 months of inactivity. Or they can choose specific people to receive the data.

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