Two celebrated vloggers, Emman Nimedez and Lloyd Cadena, passed away recently. With their untimely demise, what will happen to their YouTube channels?
On its Help Center page, Google said that it will check the creator's Inactive Account Manager.
"[It] is the best way for you to let us know who should have access to your information, and whether you want your account to be deleted," Google said.
However, if no plans were made and no instructions were given on the Inactive Account Manager, Google said that they can work with family members and representatives of the content creator.
The tech giant stated: "We recognize that many people pass away without leaving clear instructions about how to manage their online accounts. We can work with immediate family members and representatives to close the account of a deceased person where appropriate. In certain circumstances we may provide content from a deceased user's account."
Google stressed that they will carefully review the request that is being sent to them.
"In all of these cases, our primary responsibility is to keep people's information secure, safe, and private. We cannot provide passwords or other login details. Any decision to satisfy a request about a deceased user will be made only after a careful review," the company said.
Google stated that there are three requests that can be made.
One is to close the account of a deceased user. Another is submitting a request for funds from a deceased user's account. Third will be obtaining data from a deceased user's account.
Emman passed away last August due to cancer. Meanwhile, Lloyd died on Friday, August 4, at the age of 26, but no details on the cause of death were posted on his official Facebook page.