There may come a time when you wish to close a particular Google account and erase
all data associated with it. It could be that you set up a work account that you no longer use or have set up an account for somebody
else who, for whatever reason, no longer requires it. In which case it makes sense to close it down. Fortunately, this is a quick and easy process and there are numerous ways to go about doing it, although the most direct way is via the respective account holder’s main Accounts screen. From here, you can scroll down to a section called Account Management and see various links listed underneath. Here you can control what happens to your account when you stop using Google by clicking on the ‘Learn more and go to setup’. The two other links allow you to delete information from your account and they include ‘Delete profile and remove related Google+ features’ and ‘Close account and delete all services and information associated with it. In this tutorial we’ll explain what these features mean, as well as show you how to permanently remove a Google account.
Permanently delete a Google account
1: Go to Accounts screen On the account you wish to remove, go to the main Accounts screen and then scroll down to Account Management. Start off by clicking on ‘Learn more and go to setup’ to find out more about this feature.
2: Set up inactivity On this screen you set your account up so that after a prolonged period of inactivity your account will be treated as inactive and you can decide what happens to all of your information and content.
3: Deleting an account Click ‘Delete profile and remove related Google+ features’ and you can opt to delete only Google+ content or your entire profile. Tick the relevant box and then click ‘Remove selected services’.
4: Closing an account Click on the ‘Close account and delete all services and information associated with it’ link and then you will be able to close an entire Google account and remove all information in one go.