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Can I use a google play gift card to defeat google's inactivity policy?

Asked by capet (988points) January 17th, 2024

Google’s inactive account policy says that they may delete your account after 2 years of inactivity, unless certain exceptions apply.

One of these exceptions is “Your Google Account contains a gift card with a monetary balance.”

I’m not exactly sure what this means, but does that mean that you could buy a google play gift card and attach it to your email, to keep it permanent?

I’m not sure whether there are little details to this, like what counts as “containing” the gift card, whether they are talking about some other kind of gift card, or whether there’s a multi-step process where you first attach the gift card to your account and then you redeem it for credits and then it no longer counts as “containing” the gift card anymore, or what.

Does anyone have any experience that would shed light on this?

Obviously I will try to stay active on my email account anyway.

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

You know all you have log-on with your password and ask a question ?

Like what is the weather in Cancun ? . . . or where ever ? ?

Tropical_Willie's avatar

I use my gmail account 2 to 5 times a month.

smudges's avatar

Yahoo sends me a notice when they’re going to delete my email account due to lack of activity. All I do is log on and delete whatever notices have built up. That keeps it open. I’d guess that it’s the same with gmail.

LadyMarissa's avatar

There is a way to set up your account to where Google has to send you an email before they close your account. That reminds you to go into the account before they close it. I don’t know how to tell you to set it up as I think I received a notice from Google asking me if I wanted to sign up for it. There’s probably a way to go ito your account to request it.

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