For years, i have wondered what will happen to everything i have ever did online if i pass away. Will it just sit there, or will it eventually get deleted? Well, Google want’s to solve this problem. Yesterday, Google added a new service that will take care of your account if you pass away, or if you forget about it over a certain period of time. This new tool will allow you to decide what will happen to all of your data on Google services – you can set it up to get deleted, or pass it on to a family member or friend. It is called Inactive Account Manager, and the idea is just wonderful.
When you setup your Inactive Account settings, you will get a few options. One option is how long the activity meter should get to before doing something. Some options to the meter are 3,6,or even 12 months. If you don’t access your account within the period of time you set, Google will automatically do one of two things, which you can setup in your settings: Delete your account, or give access to a family member.
Of course, Google will even warn you via Text message or email that you haven’t logged in to your account in awhile. If you fail to access that email or text within a certain period of time, your account will do one of the actions you setup (delete it, or send your data to a friend/family member.)
Today, we have started a new part of the website which we are very proud of: the community forum. At our online forum, our users have the chance to socialize with each other, about anything in the world of technology.. or outside of it. Users will also be able to get help with any issues they have with any of their devices. Our community forum is just getting started, and i have a good feeling about it.
You can access the community forum by heading to the link below:
Every year on the internet, it seems like companies put a lot of work into a April fools day joke. This year is no different. In this article, i will share with you my favorite April fools day jokes that came up on the internet.
YouTube is Closing
Yes, you heard that right. This year, YouTube tried to tell us that they would be closing down for awhile, and would come back online in 2023 when they have selected a winner. So apparently, YouTube was a competition all along. They even created a live stream where they showed all the ‘nominees’ to the contest. Is there such a thing as going to far with this?
Google had a fun little prank, which was something a little bit smaller than what YouTube did. The idea with Gmail Blue is that everything would be blue. The funny part about this was the fact that i can just press Ctrl + A on my keyboard and make everything blue. Yes Google, i went there.
What is a Vimeow? It’s the name of Vimeo on April Fools day. All they did was add a few characters to the end of their name, and changed their tagline too “Your cat videos belong on here”. This might be the best one, because in reality, the internet loves cats.
There was so many more pranks pulled, but i have decided to show my favorite ones here, and not go through all of them. Also, i have witnessed each one of these myself. I didn’t just use my Google Bowl.