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Delete or remove a user from your organization

If a user no longer needs an account, you can delete or remove it, depending on the type of Google service your organization has. As an administrator, you can transfer the user's data to another user, like an admin or manager.

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Before you delete or remove a user

Depending on your organization's Google account:

  • All of a user's data is deleted, unless you transfer it to another user.
  • You might need to transfer some data, such as Gmail data or Drive files, before you delete the user.
  • Some data isn't deleted, such as any groups the user created.
  • You can rename a user or give them an alternate email address (alias) instead of deleting their account. 
  • You can temporarily suspend a user instead of deleting their account.
  • Your billing might be affected.

For details, sign in to your admin account.

Delete or remove a user account

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

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  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Directoryand thenUsers.
  3. In the Users list, point to the user you want to remove and click Remove user or Moreand thenDelete user.

    Note: Depending on your admin privileges and Google service, you might need to check the boxes to confirm that you understand the impact of deleting the account.

  4. (Optional, for super admins only) Select options to transfer ownership of user content, and then enter the name or email address of the user you want to transfer it to.
  5. Click Delete User or Remove User.

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