How to Sign Out of Gmail?
It’s easy to sign into Gmail and then completely forget you’re logged in later in the day, week or even way later. While this isn’t a big deal if you’re signed on to your own computer, it can be a problem if you’ve left your Gmail open on a work computer or one with public access.
Fortunately, you can remotely sign out of Gmail on any computer you’re logged into, even if you don’t have physical access to it.
You can also, of course, sign off from a phone, tablet and your computer using the regular logout option.
Tip: You don’t have to completely sign out of Gmail if you just want to switch which user is currently logged on.
Sign out of Gmail On Your Phone or Computer
Follow the specific steps below for how you want to sign out of Gmail.
From the Desktop Website
- Click your Google profile picture at the top right of Gmail.
- Choose Sign out.
From the Mobile Website
- Tap the hamburger menu button at the top left of the screen (the three horizontally stacked lines, 𑁔).
- Tap your email address near the top.
- Choose Sign out of all accounts.
From the Gmail Mobile App
- Tap the menu button.
- Tap your email address at the top of the menu.
- Choose Manage accounts.
- Tap EDIT and then REMOVE to sign out.
Alternatively, if you don’t want to completely sign out but just stop receiving mail from that account, return to Step 3 and toggle the account to the off position.
How to Sign out of Gmail Remotely
To make Gmail sign you out of all sessions that may be open on other computers and devices:
- Open Gmail on a computer, and scroll to the very bottom of the page below all of your messages.
- Directly below “Last account activity,” click the Details button.
- Click the Sign out all other web sessions button.
Note these facts about signing out of your account from the last account activitypage:
- You will not be signed out of the current session you’re using to access this option.
- This does nothing to your Gmail password, so if another user has access to your account because they know your password or it’s stored in their browser, and that’s why you’ve logged them out, the only way to be sure that they don’t get into your account again is to change your Gmail password.
- Email clients connecting through IMAP are not signed out. For example, if you’re logged on through the Gmail mobile app as well, you will remain logged on. Keep reading below if you need to sign out of a program like that.
Revoke Access to Your Google Account
There isn’t an easy way to sign out of Gmail using the main account on an Android. Neither is there an option through the above link that lets you sign off of programs that are using your Gmail account.
However, you can prevent the device from accessing your entire Google account, including your Gmail, which is useful if you lost the device or forgot to log out of a device you no longer have access to.
Either follow these steps in order or jump ahead by opening the recently used devices page from your Google account, and then skip down to Step 7.
- From a computer, sign in to your Gmail account.
- Click your Google profile picture near the top right corner of the page.
- Click My Account.
- Find the Sign-in & security section.
- Click the link called Device activity & notifications.
- Click REVIEW DEVICES in the Recently used devices area.
- Choose which device you want to block from accessing your Gmail account.
- Next to the Account access line, choose the red REMOVE button.
- Click Remove once more in the pop-up window to confirm.
- Click Close.
If you want to remove a Google account from an Android device, follow these steps on the device itself:
- Open Settings.
- Choose Accounts.
- Tap on Google under the My Accounts section.
- Choose the account to sign out of.
- Tap the Remove account button.
- Choose Remove account once more to confirm that you really do want to remove the Google account from the device.