IF you've ever worried that you didn't logout of you Google account on someone else's device then you need the following advice.
Google has tech that tracks where your account is logged in and can help you logout or protect your account from people trying to hack into it.
In a few simple steps you can review places where your Google Account is currently logged in.
You can also see where it was recently logged out of in the last 28 days.
Google gives you the option to logout of devices you no longer use or helps you secure your account if you see an unfamiliar device.
To do any of the above just follow the simple steps below.
How to check where your Google Account is signed in
First, go to your Google Account and click on your profile picture.
You should see the option called 'Manage your Google Account'.
Once you've clicked this you need need to click 'Security'.
In the 'Security' section, scroll to the 'Your devices' section and click 'Manage devices'.
Here you'll be able to see where you're currently logged in and the time, date and location of your account being used.
How to check where you recently signed out
You'll need to follow the exact same steps as above until you've clicked on 'Manage devices'.
Once you've reached this stage, you'll then need to scroll down to where it says 'Where you've signed out'.
This will only show you devices that your Google Account signed out of within the last 28 days.
Sign out your Google Account from a device you no longer use
Again, you'll need to follow the steps above up until the 'Manage devices' stage.
Then once you've seen which device you want to logout of simply select it and click 'Sign out'.
Secure your Google Account against an unfamiliar device
As with the steps above, you'll need to reach the 'Manage devices' section and then you can click 'Don't recognize a device'.
You'll then be given the option to change your password.
If you do this you'll be logged out of all devices apart from the one you used to create the new password.
How to view what Google knows about you
You can take the following steps…
- First, you'll need to be signed into your Gmail or Google account
- Once you've done that, type "history.google.com/history" into your web browser
- You'll be taken to a hub which contains your entire digital footprint, so be careful, it could make for some grim reading
- This includes Maps searches and YouTube videos you've watched
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