I found a section in my Google acct where I can delete Gmail and Youtube services.

I want to keep my Youtube but thinking of deleting my Gmail acct since I'm not using it anymore.

I still want to use my Google acct since I have $100s worth of paid apps attached to it.

Any ideas?


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    I am pretty sure this would have been asked before and answered but can't find that to mark as duplicate – beeshyams Jun 1 '17 at 3:40

No. Your purchases are tied to the Google account ( if they weren't paid apps are not any more paid and can be used for free )

Google help Delete your Google Account - Google Account Help

What happens when you delete your account

Once you delete your Google Account, you’ll no longer be able to use the following:

  • Services you have to sign in to, like Gmail, Drive, and Calendar.

  • Data associated with your account, including emails, photos, and records of transactions.

  • Subscriptions and content you purchased on YouTube, like movies and TV shows.

  • Content you bought on Google Play, like apps, movies, games, or music.

  • Information you saved in Chrome.

  • Your Gmail username. After you delete your username, it can't be used again by you or anyone else.

Edit: You can't use your you tube account either - is linked to Google account ( for tracking your playlists, purchases or rental, off line videos etc. If you log in to your Google account on web you can see your​ you tube activity , of course, if not disabled )

  • Can't keep YouTube without keeping Gmail? Is that the way of it then? – user202027 Jun 1 '17 at 18:15
  • No , you can't. That's why highlighted that. As an example, let's say you rent or buy a movie on you tube. Payment is made through the means associated with your Google account. It's all tied up to thaw single account – beeshyams Jun 2 '17 at 4:02
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    Thanks for clearing that up for me. That was the way I understood it, but it would be nice if you could have an account that wasn't tied to one service (gmail) as a requisite. – user202027 Jun 2 '17 at 13:37
  • @SiXandSeven8ths: welcome and second that – beeshyams Jun 2 '17 at 13:56

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