Are you still signed in to Google on a device you no longer use? Thanks to this handy function you can log yourself out remotely.
Gmail has been one of the most popular email services in the world for years. However, your Gmail account is more than part of a mail service. It is also immediately your Google account. You can link your mail to a page in Analytics, save files to the cloud via Drive, view photos and videos from your Android remotely and so we can go on for a while. When you no longer use a technology device or have lost it, it is recommended that you disconnect your Gmail account. For example, malicious parties can no longer easily access sensitive information. We tell you how to disconnect your Gmail account remotely.
Step 1 / Go to Gmail
Go to your Gmail on your PC or laptop (you can also do this on your smartphone, but with a large screen it is easier). This can be done via mail.google.com. Log in if you are not logged in yet. You will then see an overview of your mail, with a button at the top right with the profile picture of your Gmail account (or initials if you have not set a picture). You will see ‘Manage your Google account’ in the pop-up under your name and email address. Clicking on this will open the overview page of your Gmail account.
Step 2 / Manage devices
To the left of the screen you will see a list of setting options. Click on ‘Security’ and you will see under the heading ‘Your devices’ on which devices you are logged in with your Gmail account. Click on ‘manage devices’ for the complete overview. Click on the box of each product for more information. In this follow-up screen you can log out, find the device, and send a notification if you don’t recognize a device, after which you will be asked to change your password. You can also take one step back and click on the three dots for each device you want to delete, and then click on ‘Log out’.