Google has the long arm, maybe even too long according to some. Whatever the reason, they want to monitor their data more closely to filter what the American glove knows about them. Still others feel it is better to delete their account. What can be done, and most importantly, how to proceed?
Why want to delete his account?
Many people are frightened to see everything Google knows about them. To understand this situation we must remember something that is perhaps obvious to habitus but is not necessarily clear to nophytes: as a company, Google must earn money and if it offers free applications, it is that its method of mounting is elsewhere. To summarize, thanks to its various services (Google search, Google Maps etc.), it acquires a lot of information about you that can then be targeted for the best possible advertising purposes.
If you do not accept this situation (and this is your right), you are free to abandon Google and opt for alternatives. There are many other messaging services that Gmail, other video platforms than YouTube, other search engines than Google, and so on. Now you want to leave and close the door behind you? So you have to do a little homework before leaving the room.
It's hard to live without Google services today
Collect all important data
Before deleting anything, make sure you do not have any important information to retrieve. Among all the services of Google, it is likely that you have information on one (or more) of them: email, event in the calendar, contact … You can either check the services one by one, or go through Google's TakeOut service.
The service is very intuitive, you can quickly choose what you want to save. Observe the small arrow next to the check mark, right, it allows you to see more information / options. If you really have a lot of data, it may be wise to proceed by tape, for example by first downloading contacts, then emails based on certain labels, etc. This will allow you to download faster. After that, you will obviously be able to use these data, for example to import the contacts into a new address book.