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Original Air Date: Feb 18, 2016

Google Account Trustee Option

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If you’re like me, you probably have a lot of information stored on various Google properties, whether it’s your contacts, pictures, music, videos or e-mail.

If you do, have ever thought about what would happen to all that info if you were to suddenly pass away?

It’s not the most pleasent thing to bring up, but you really should think about your digital assets in these terms.

Google has an option for you to assign a trustee to your account that can only gain access to your content if you don’t log in for an extended period of time.

You can choose an inactivity interval between 3 to 18 months to automatically send your trustees the access notification.

You can have up to 10 trustees and choose what content is accessible by which trustee as well.

It only takes a few minutes to setup and could really come in handy should something unforseen happen.

I’ve posted a link to Google’s Inactive Account Manager at