The user will now have 30 days to recover a deleted file before it is erased forever.

Google drive will delete the trash automatically after 30 days, This has been confirmed by the Mountain View company itself in an official statement. A new measure that will enter into force next October, specifically from Tuesday 13 of that month.

“As of October 13, 2020, we will change the retention policies of the Trash items in Google Drive. With this new policy, any file that is placed in the Google Drive trash will be automatically deleted after 30 days ”, Google has announced in the published note.

Google Drive is one of the most used to save files in the cloud.

Currently, those elements that are in the trash of the well-known platform to save files in the cloud they were « held indefinitely ». In this case, it was the user himself who had to delete them permanently, an action that will be available for up to a few weeks, at which point the files will be automatically deleted every 30 days.

A change that will take effect from October

Google Drive will give time to delete the trash automatically.

On the other hand, and as part of this change, the files that are currently in the trash will not count in the new policy until one month after the measure takes effect. “Any file that is already in a user’s trash, on October 13, 2020, will remain there for 30 days. After the 30-day period, files that have been in the trash for more than 30 days will start to be deleted automatically« , You can read in the statement.

The Mountain View company has also ensured that it now matches Gmail and other services to « ensure that the behavior be consistent and predictable for users on all G Suite products.  » 30 days is enough time for the user to change their mind and replay a file you have deleted, whether accidentally or not.

Google Drive has also launched a notification in various places of your own application informing all users of this new change, and will remain active for a few days.

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