It's always a good idea to periodically check your Google account security settings. You may find that someone has logged into your account! If this has happened, Staff Author Jess Stratton shows you how to check if anyone else is logged into your account, where they are logged in from, and how to remotely log them out.
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- [Voiceover] It's always good to check and make sure that it's really just you that's using your Gmail account. Google is very good at finding suspicious activity, however, you have the power to also view the activity at anytime. You can scroll all the way to the bottom of the screen. On the right-hand side, you can see your account activity and you can see if your account is logged in from somewhere else. For example, this is highlighted, that my account is currently being used in one other location. I'm going to click the Details button right next to this.
Here's where I can see where my account is open. I can see that the account is open in one other location. Now this is my IP address. It's just me. And I have my account open on another computer. However, Google is telling me that this is open somewhere else. There's something neat that I can do. I can disconnect that person, especially if I'm not sure if it really is me, and I've left my browser open on another computer. I'm going to click Sign out all other web sessions.
This is going to lock me out. However, it is important to note that if a user has my password, they can log me in again and it won't stop them. However, it's going to be up to me to keep coming back here and checking to see if they have logged out. There's a few things that I can do and I'm going to close out of this tab. Now that I've successfully disconnected somebody else who was using my account. I'm going to click on my avatar icon on the top right-hand side of the screen and choose My Account. This is going to bring me in to all my Google security settings across every Google product that I have.
From here, you can check your device activity. This is where we were. You can also change how you sign into Google. You can change your personal info. But I recommend doing this Privacy and Security Checkup every once in awhile. That's how you can get into your security settings. And this is also how you can remotely log out anybody who's possibly accessing your account.
Note: We recommend watching Gmail Essential Training to master the basics before you start this training.
- Choosing an inbox layout
- Undoing email sends
- Muting conversations
- Showing email headers to troubleshoot issues
- Checking different email accounts with Gmail
- Using stars, labels, and filters
- Assigning delegates
- Attaching large files with Google Drive
- Working with Google Voice