Untangle Gmail Accounts Linked in Your Browser

Sign Out of Linked Gmail Accounts in Just a Few Steps

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If you have multiple Gmail accounts that you need to log into within the same web browser window, it's really easy to link them together with the "Add account" button. Fortunately, it's even easier to log out of them.

When you log out of one Gmail account, you're unlinking it and the others that are linked to it. You can always switch between the accounts to use them separately, but if you log out of one, the other(s) will be signed off, too.

Once you've unlinked an account, you will have to log back into it the next time you need access. You can follow the link above if you need help.

To unlink all the Gmail accounts in the browser does not mean you're deleting the Gmail accounts, but instead simply signing out of them.

How to Unlink Gmail Accounts

You can easily skip forward and complete all of these three steps in one swoop by clicking this special logout link. Or, of course, follow these manual steps:

  1. Click or tap the profile image at the top right of the page.

  2. When the new menu shows, choose Sign out.

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

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

One way to get "multiple" Gmail accounts without actually having separate accounts is to modify your email address. See this Gmail address hack here for more information.

How to Remove the Linked Account History

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

When you see it after signing off, choose Remove an account, and then click or tap the X next to any that you want removed. You'll be asked if you're sure that you want to remove it; just press YES, REMOVE.