How To Delete Alternative Gmail Account

Having multiple Gmail accounts is a frequent occurrence, however, it can be challenging to handle them all. If you have made an extra Gmail account that is no longer necessary, removing it may be the most suitable option. Follow these steps to learn how to do it.

Before You Delete Your Account

Before we get into the process of deleting your Gmail account, there are a few things that you should consider:

  • Deleting your Gmail account will permanently delete all your emails and data associated with that account.
  • You won’t be able to use the same username in the future.
  • If you’ve used this email as a recovery email for other accounts, make sure to update them before deleting this account.

Steps to Delete Your Gmail Account

  1. Sign into Gmail: First, log into the Gmail account you wish to delete.
  2. Go to Google Account Settings: Once you’re logged in, click on your profile picture at the top right of the Gmail homepage, then click “Google Account”.
  3. Choose ‘Data & Personalization’: In the Google Account page, select the ‘Data & Personalization’ tab.
  4. Select ‘Delete a Service or Your Account’: Scroll down to find the ‘Download, delete, or make a plan for your data’ section, and click on ‘Delete a service or your account’.
  5. Delete your Gmail Service: You’ll now have two options – to delete your Google Account and all its data, or to delete just the Gmail service. Since we’re aiming to delete an alternative Gmail account, choose ‘Delete a service’.
  6. Re-enter your Password: For security reasons, Google will ask you to re-enter your password. Do so and proceed.
  7. Select the Trashcan Icon: In the next page, find “Gmail” and click the trashcan icon next to it.
  8. Enter an Alternative Email: Google will ask for an existing email address (not a Gmail one) to communicate with you in the future. Enter the email and click on ‘Send Verification Email’.
  9. Verify the Deletion: Open the email from Google, follow the deletion link in the message, log in again if necessary, check ‘Yes, I want to delete’, and finally select ‘Delete Gmail’.


That’s how you can delete an alternative Gmail account. It’s a straightforward process, but make sure you’re fully aware of the consequences before you proceed. Remember to back up any important emails and data before you delete your account.