How to Remotely Sign Out of Chromebook

by Ravi Teja KNTS

There might be times when you have logged into someone’s Chromebook and forget to sign out. As it is a Google account, you are obviously having a lot of your data in it like Photos, Payment details, and whatnot. Thankfully, Chromebooks are entirely Internet-based devices, so you can easily remotely sign out of them from any device. Here’s how

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Signout of Chromebook when you are away

Start by login to your Google account from your trusted device like your PC or smartphone. You can do that, by opening a web browser, going to  Google Search > click on your profile picture >, and click on “Manage your Google Account”. Alternatively, you can click this link, to open the Google Account directly.

managing Google Account

Now under the security tab, scroll down to find a section called “Your devices”, click on the “Manage Devices” under it.

managing devices on the Google Account

Now select the Chromebook you want to sign out

selecting the chromebook to sign out

Now click on the Signout chip and again click on Signout in the pop-up that appears.

Signing out from the Chromebook remotely

As soon as you signed out, it will log out of the Chrome browser on the Chromebook and shows a sign-in error.

sign in error on the Chromebook

Almost all the apps you installed will be logged out, but they will be still available.

Apps logged out automatically on Chromebook

And once anyone clicks on the sign-in error option, it will log-out completely on the Chromebook and asks to sign-in back again.

Also read: How to setup Remote Desktop on Chromebook

Wrapping up

Though it will not automatically log people out, it is a great option to keep your data and Google account safe. But do remember that, people can still access a few apps and the data stored on the Chromebook under your account. The plus side is it will completely log out of the Chromebook directly if Chromebook is already closed.

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