Untangle Gmail Accounts Linked in Your Browser

Sign out of linked Gmail accounts in just a few steps

If you have multiple Gmail accounts and you need to log in to all your accounts in the same web browser, it's easy to link those accounts with the Add account button. It's even easier to log out of your Gmail accounts.

When you log out of one Gmail account, you unlink it and the others that are linked to it. You can always switch between the accounts to use each separately, but if you log out of one, the others are signed off, too.

After you unlink an account, you have to log in the next time you need access.

How to Unlink Gmail Accounts

You can skip forward and complete these three steps in one swoop by clicking this special logout link. Otherwise, follow these manual steps:

  1. Open Gmail in a browser.

  2. Select your profile image or avatar in the upper-right corner of the screen.

    Gmail with the Account icon highlighted
  3. When the new menu shows, select Sign out at the bottom.

    Gmail with the Sign Out page highlighted
  4. You are signed out of Google and unlinked from your account in all Google services.

Signing off logs you out of the current account as well as any other Gmail accounts connected to it, meaning that the browser severs its ties to all the currently logged in accounts.

To enable easy Gmail account switching again, log in to both accounts.

How to Remove the Linked Account History

After you sign out of your linked Gmail accounts, you're given a list of those accounts to make it easier to sign back in. You can delete accounts from this list if you like.

Choose Remove an account and then select the X next to any account that you want to remove. You are asked whether you're sure that you want to remove it. Select Yes, Remove.

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