How great it would be if your Email service provider has an option that sign-out your Account remotely from the devices you’re signed in with? Well, this great feature is included in your Gmail web application and it was there from quite a long time and its just some of us were unaware of this feature.
Some of us would wonder why this feature is even useful when we can sign-out on our own! The answer to their confusion is simple but not concise, as there can be many reasons and situations out there to use this feature such as, if you are a user who has signed-in with Google account on multiple devices might sometime forget to sign-out just like most people who own the device don’t bother to sign-out from their Google accounts can get their device in the wrong hands if the device is stolen or lost. Or there can be other situations like if you have signed-in your Gmail Account from someone else device and forgot to sign-out in a rush. Another situation, where you left your PC On, with Google Account signed-in you can always use your phone device to access this feature while you’re away.
So now knowingly, this feature can be a blessing in many situations from the prying people who are looking to take chance when they get your Google Account exposed. So Google has provided with yet another feature to secure its user privacy. From this feature, you can easily access the last 10 account sign-in history in which you can see the access device type including date/time and IP address to track location. So in this article, I will guide you on how to remotely sign out of Gmail on Multiple devices.
So let’s start with the stepwise guide.
Step 1: Sign In Your Gmail
From your browser, sign in to your Gmail account as shown above. After signing in, scroll down through the end of the Inbox as highlighted above.
Step 2: Accessing account activity details
After scrolling to the end a footer will be enabled on which you can read Last account activity tag on the bottom right corner and under the tag you can see Details hyperlink as highlighted above. Now click on the Details link to open up the Account activity details.
Step 3: Acknowledging Recent activities
From the Activity information Window, under Recent activity, you can see the last most recent activities of signing in to your Google Account. As in the columns under Access Type, you can see the device, browser or web servers like POP and IMAP protocols that you accessed your Google Account with. If you don’t recognize any of the activity then it is recommended to change the password of your Google Account.
Step 4: Sign-out from other Gmail sessions
Now in order to Sign-out from the other devices, click on the “Sign out all other Gmail web sessions” button as highlighted above. This will sign-out your Google account from all the other device except the one you have applied this action from.
Step 5: Unusual Activities
If you are here because you receive too many security alerts of unusual activities from Gmail even if it was you signing in from different devices, then you can also change the alert preferences of unusual activity.
From the Activity Information window, you can see the Alert preferences option below the listed columns. Click on the Change button in order to disable the alert as highlighted above.
After clicking on the Change button, you can see two option has been enabled from which click to select the “Never show an alert for unusual activity” (this option is unsecure and not recommended) as highlighted above. Now click on the Apply button. This will take a week or two to disable the activity by then you will not receive any unusual activity email from the Gmail.
That’s it! Hope this article helped you in learning how to remotely sign out of your Gmail Account on Multiple devices. If you have any confusion or experienced any difficulty following the instructions, please let us know in the comments section below.