How to Sign Out of a Gmail Account

by Heinz Tschabitscher Updated February 15, 2019 167 It's important to log out of Gmail on some devices. While you might have no problems staying logged in to Gmail on your home computer or phone, it's probably best to log out of Gmail when you're done using it in other places like on a public computer or on someone else's phone. Staying logged in to Gmail by accident can open a huge number of issues for you. Since many of us use our Gmail account to sign up for bank accounts, online shopping websites, and more, anyone who has access to the account can reset passwords and access those restricted areas, maybe even without your knowledge. Fortunately, it's easy to make a habit out of logging out of Gmail. Even if you do forget, though, you can still log out of Gmail remotely or even stop a device from using your Gmail account should it get stolen or lost. Desktop Website When you need to log out of Gmail on a computer, you can do so in two simple steps. Click or tap the image at the top right corner of Gmail. It's probably the letters of your name or your own face unless you've changed it to something else.