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Removing Google Account From Your Computer

Removing Google Account From Computer
Quick Answer

Most browsers can save several Google accounts which makes it easy to switch between users. However, if you are using someone else’s browser or they’re using yours, you may want to remove it. You can do this by going into your browser settings and deleting the unwanted accounts.

If you want to remove a Google account from your browser, follow the instructions below. Find out how to prevent your Google account from synching, how to delete your accounts from multiple devices and how to stop people accessing your accounts.

How Do I Prevent My Google Account From Automatically Synchronizing?

In this article, we’ll show you how to remove your Google account through various browsers, but before we do that, it’s worth noting that an alternative solution is to prevent Google from linking your account to your profile on Chrome.

Chrome automatically links your Google account whenever you sign into a Google service online because it wants to deliver a “seamless experience” across your devices. But this can be an issue for privacy-conscious users.

If you want to disable automatic sign-in on your Chrome desktop, follow the steps below.

  1. Open a Google Chrome browser and click on the three dots in the top right-hand corner.
  2. Select “Settings” from the drop-down menu.
  3. An alternative way to access the setting is to type the following address into your web browser: chrome://settings/
  4. Once you have the settings page open, click on “Sync and Google service.”
  5. Under other Google services, there should be an option that says “Allow Chrome sign-in.” Turning this off prevents Chrome sign-ins every time you use a Google site.

How Do I Remove a Google Account From Chrome?

Before removing a Google account from Chrome, ensure that you have the latest version of the browser installed. Do this by clicking the three dots on the right-hand side of your browser bar.

From the menu, select “Help” followed by “About Google Chrome.” Your system will automatically check for updates to ensure the latest version is installed.

Once the latest Chrome version is installed, work through the following steps to remove a Google account from your browser.

  1. Click on the photo or avatar icon next to the three dots at the top right-hand side of the browser.
  2. You should see the option “Manage People.” Click on this to bring up a list of profiles. If you don’t see the “Manage People” option, click the cogwheel next to where it says “Other people.” Either of these options should load up your stored Google Chrome profiles.
  3. Find the account you want to delete and click the three dots at the top corner of its box.
  4. You will then see the options “Edit” or “Delete.” Click “Delete.”
  5. Next, you will see a screen that lists the browsing history, passwords, bookmarks, and autofill data for the profile, along with a message telling you that “all of your browsing data will be deleted” from the device. Click “Delete.”

The account shouldn’t appear on the list next time you open your Chrome browser.

How Do I Remove a Google Account From Safari?

If you want to remove a Google account from your Safari browser, follow the steps below. If you’re on a Mac, you’ll need to follow additional instructions located underneath.

  1. Sign in to your Google account.
  2. Click the cog icon on the top right-hand side of your screen and select “Account Preferences.”
  3. Click on “Delete your account or services.”
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to delete your account.

If you’re deleting a Google account from Safari on Mac, you’ll also need to delete the browser’s data. 

  1. Open the Safari settings app.
  2. To access the settings menu, open up Safari and go to the menu bar.
  3. Click “Safari” followed by “Preferences.”
  4. Next, click “Delete All Website Data.”

Doing this will delete all of the history, cookies, and data from your browser.

How Do I Remove a Google Account From Firefox?

There are a couple of ways to remove a Google account from Firefox. We have detailed the instructions for each below.

  1. Open the Firefox browser and click “Tools” located on the top toolbar.
  2. After you’ve selected Tools, click “Option.”
  3. Next, select the “Privacy and Security” tab.
  4. Then “Manage Data under Personal Information”.
  5. Finally, press “Remove account.”

Another way to remove your Google account from Firefox is to go into your settings.

  1. Click the menu button and select “Settings.”
  2. Then select “Sign-in ; Security”.
  3. Select the account you would like to delete and choose the best option for your situation.

What’s The Easiest Way To Delete My Google Account If I’m Using Someone Else’s Computer?

If you’re using someone else’s device and don’t want it to store your account, the easiest thing to do is use a hidden browser.

  1. Open a Chrome browser.
  2. Click the three dots on the top right-hand side of the screen to access the menu.
  3. Select “New Incognito Window.”
  4. Once you finish, close down all windows you’ve been using.

The beauty of using an incognito browser is that it doesn’t store your account information on that device.

However, if you’ve already logged into your account through a regular browser, there are steps you can take to delete the browsing data.

  1. Open a Chrome browser.
  2. Click the three dots on the top right-hand side of the screen to access the menu.
  3. Select “More Tools,” then “Clear browsing data.”
  4. When the Security and Privacy page loads, click “Clear browsing data.”
  5. Leave all boxes ticked to clear the cache, cookies, and browsing history.
  6. Edit the time range for the amount of time you have been on the device.

Google signs in across multiple sites to make our lives easier, but sometimes this handy tool is not so convenient, and we get stressed out worrying about who will have access to our personal information.

We hope this article has helped diminish that worry with a step-by-step guide on removing your Google account from a computer.

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