How to delete Gmail account?


In this tutorial, you will learn how to delete Gmail account with a step-by-step guide. I have explained each step with related images for better understanding.

Remember, you can not get back a deleted Gmail account. All the data associated with that account will be removed permanently. So it is recommended to backup/download any important data from the account.

You should check once Photos, Contacts, Drive, Document, and Sheets for any important data. And you can forward the required emails from that Gmail to any other email account you have. Let’s see the steps to delete a Gmail account.

Steps to delete a Gmail account

Step 1, log in to the Gmail account you want to delete. Skip this step if you are already logged in.


Step 2, first, click on the Google apps icon on the top beside the Settings button and then click on the Account menu on the list. It will open the Google Account management page in a new tab on the browser.

Gmail account menu

Step 3, select the Data personalisation menu from the left side of the window.

Data personalisation menu on Google account

Step 4, now scroll down the window and you will find Download, delete or make a plan for your data section. At the bottom of the section, select Delete a service or your account.

Delete a service or account Google

Step 5, under Delete your Google Account section click on Delete your account.

How to delete Gmail account

Step 6, before proceeding to the final deletion page it will ask you to verify the account with the password. Enter the password click on the Next button.

Google account verification before deletion


Step 7, now you have to acknowledge to deletion and you have to confirm it by clicking on the two check-boxes at the bottom of the window. After confirming click on the DELETE ACCOUNT button.

Google account deletion acknowledgement screen

Your Gmail account is now permanently deleted. You will get a success message at the final window.

Gmail account deletion success message

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