How to Delete Your Gmail Account Without Deleting Your Google Account

Whether you’re concerned about your online privacy, want to streamline your email accounts r simply do not wish to receive any of those newsletters, spams, and advertising emails that keep flooding your inbox, Google Gmail service provides a way you can permanently delete Your Gmail account without actually deleting your entire Google account. It is a common knowledge that whenever you sign up for a Gmail account, the Gmail address that you created ends up being the google account attached to all other Google services, That itself implies that the Gmail from Google is attached to other Google products and services, and that makes getting rid of Gmail somewhat impossible. But not to worry, Google has got you covered, and here in this guide, we will take you through a detailed guide on how to delete your Gmail account.

Just before you Delete Your Gmail Account

Just before you hit the Delete button, it is important you know that you will never be able t use your Gmail address once deleted, so we recommend you update your email address on all important accounts including your bank accounts, school portal, and other secured mobile apps. Perhaps you might have used the said Gmail as a backup for other services, you should update those services accordingly. You should also head over to Google Takeout to safely download all the data from your Gmail and Google accounts, though can be time-consuming if you have large chunks of info stored there.

Deleting your Gmail account is set in stone, it can not be undone, though you will still be able to access other Google services using an alternative non-Google based email address which you are to provide in the course of deleting your Gmail address.

First off,  log in to the Gmail account you wish to delete.

Tap on the Menu icon at the top right, and then tap on “Account.”

This should take you to the Google account management page.

The tap on “Data and Personalization” in the sidebar

Alternatively, you can go straight to the Data and Personalisation page here

Scroll down until you see “Download, delete or make a plan for your data” section

Click on the download your data tab to make a copy of your data to use it with another account or service. This can be used as a backup.

Next, click “Delete a Service.”

You will be required to Sign in with your password to ascertain you are the one

Now, you are faced with  the “Delete a Google Service” page,

Click the Delete icon next to the service you wish to delete, in our case the Gmail label.

Next, you will be required to provide an alternate email address where you will receive a Verification Email. This email, after deleting will be used as a login option for the rest of your Google account. Note, that you are required to use a non-Gmail address.

Input the alternate email, click “Send Verification Email, and head over to your alternate email, check out for a new email from  (no-reply@accounts.google.com)  with the title “Gmail Deletion Confirmation.”

Click on the confirmation link contained in the email

Then, you will be presented with a final confirmation screen for deleting your Gmail account. Ensure you read through, then tick the confirmation box

Now, hit the “Delete Gmail,” Once you hit the Delete button, the process can not be undone. After you click this, your Gmail account and messages are gone.

Now, click “Done” to complete the process.

Now, the big question is – what happens to emails sent the Gmail account you just disposed of? Well, you cease to gain access to the account. However, your friends and contacts could still be able to send mails out to the account but will be greeted with a delivery failure message. So we advise you to send out your new or alternate email to everyone on your contacts.

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