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How to Remove Your Gmail Address from Unwanted Websites

by Roveen Anyango
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Our browsing on the internet has completely changed since the early days. These days, many websites will often want to have some access to our information, such as signing up with your Gmail, so that they can improve how they tailor their content to us – also for targeted ads.

Now while you might not mind this from some of your favorite and beloved websites, you might not want that level of access from websites you don’t trust or don’t visit quite often. Thus, you will want to remove Gmail account access from these sites. How do you go about it?

Here’s how:

  1. Go to your Gmail app and then click on Manage your Google Account.
  2. Then click on Security.
  3. When you open it, scroll down until you find Signing in to Other Sites.
  4. Then Click on Signing in with Google
  5. Click on it and it will open up a list of websites which have access to your Gmail Account.
  6. Click on the website you want to remove access from and you will get a prompt Remove Access. Click on it and then Click on Ok.
  7. There done. Do these for the other websites you don’t want.

Here is a visual guide on how to do it.

Why removing access is important.

Removing your Gmail from unwanted sites is crucial due to two main factors:

  • You don’t get updates or notifications from sites you do not want
  • You limit data collection opportunities from sites you do not want

However, you should note that signing in with your Google account makes the browsing experience a lot better, and thus, you are going to need to leave it on sites you like visiting so that you can have a great browsing experience. Your Gmail account being on a trusted website does not put you at any security risk.

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