How to log out from an online account or website

Updated: 08/31/2020 by Computer Hope
log off

Anyone who uses the Internet has likely logged in to an online account such as YouTube, Facebook, or PayPal. If you have logged in to an online account through an Internet browser, log out, or sign off from your account to protect your information.

Most online accounts provide a similar method to securely log out, likely one of the options below. You may have to click your profile picture or username to reveal this option.

  • Exit
  • Log off
  • Log out
  • Logout
  • Sign off
  • Sign out

Look for one of these options near the top-left or top-right section of the browser window or drop-down menu. Clicking that option logs you out of the online account.


You may need to open the hamburger menu or kebab menu to see available options.

Examples of log out, sign out, and sign off options

Online account log out options

Online account sign out options

Sign off option in the account settings

Not all websites have a sign off option on all pages and may require you to open the account settings to sign off. If you're unable to find the sign off options after reading the above suggestions, open the account area that allows you to adjust your account settings for a sign off link.

Not signed into an account

If the website you're viewing does not indicate you're logged in (e.g., shows your name or user name). You may not be signed in to any account and therefore will not have an option to sign out.

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