Gmail is available in more than 100 languages and has more than 1.4 billion users. Considering the huge user base, Google is taking care of the security so that the users feel safe while using their Gmail accounts. As you can easily log out of Facebook remotely, similarly you can also do it for your Gmail account.
It happens many times when you forget to sign out of your Gmail account in someone’s PC or in office workstations. And if it’s the one you use in various confidential places like the bank, offices, etc. then your data is surely at risk.
To tackle such situation in this article we have explained how you can sign out of Gmail remotely in a few simple steps. This is not a trick, it’s a feature which is built right into your Gmail account. The first method will sign out of all the web log-ins that you might have made in any browsers. While the second will completely remove it from the Gmail app in any smartphone that you might have used to access it. So let’s see how.
Sign Out Of All The Gmail Web Sessions Remotely At Once
This method also lets you find out if anyone else accessed your Gmail account.
- Login to your Gmail account.
- Next, scroll down at the bottom right of the page and look for “Last account activity”. It will show you when you last accessed your Gmail account.
- Just below “Last account activity”, you fill find Details option, click on it.
- A new Activity information window will open which will list all the browsers and devices along with the IP address(Location) used to access your Gmail account. If you see any device or location you didn’t use to access your Gmail account then your account has been accessed by someone else.
- If you want to sign out of Gmail from those devices and browsers, you can click on Sign out all other web sessions button.
- That’s it. You have remotely signed out of all the devices and browsers you or anyone else used earlier to sign in to your Gmail account except the current one.
Though there is no such option to remotely log out using the Gmail smartphone app for Android and iOS devices. You can still do the same on your phone using the same method as above. The only thing you have to do is use the browser on your phone and open Gmail. After that, view the site in Desktop mode and then log into Gmail and follow the steps above.
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Remove Gmail Account From Other Devices
In case you have logged into your Gmail account in any device, whether it’s Android, iOS or Windows PC then you can log out or completely remove the account from it. This is helpful in cases when you have lost your mobile device and want to remove the Google account from the device remotely. Speaking of lost phone you can find IMEI number without the phone and then erase data, lock or block the device.
Now, coming back to the task at hand of removing Gmail account from unnecessary devices, it can be done from both web browser using Gmail site or using the smartphone with the Gmail app. To do that:
- Open Gmail and log in to your account. After this, click on the profile icon at the top right corner.
- Then from the menu, select Google Account(Manage your Google Account on the App).
- Now select the Security tab, scroll down and look for Your Devices.
Under this, you will see the list of all the devices in which your current Gmail Account is used. Here click on Manage Devices.
- Next, if you find a device that is not yours or you do not use it anymore but is still connected your Gmail account, click on it. Then select REMOVE and confirm. With this, your Gmail account will be completely removed from that device.
Tips To Automatically Sign Out Of Gmail Account
There are a few tricks with which you can use your Gmail account in any browser and automatically sign out.
- Don’t log into Chrome using your Gmail account. If you use Gmail to log into Chrome, then it will automatically save the username and password.
- Always use a private window (Incognito Mode) to sign into Gmail on public or anyone else’s PC. Then once you are done with Gmail, close the private tab and it will automatically log out without saving any password or email id.
- You can also remove the cookies, cache, and history of the browser from the Settings to automatically remove the Gmail account and its login details.
Must Read: As people are too much concerned about the security of their online accounts, here are the tips to secure your Gmail account from getting hacked and get accessed by others. You can also secure your Facebook account and prevent it before it gets hacked.
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We hope this article helped you to sign out of Gmail remotely. Or remove your google account permanently from any lost or unused phones. If you have some other ways or a trick, do share with us via comments.