How to Logout of Messages on Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

To logout of Messages on Mac, follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Open the Messages App

If you have the Messages app already open, proceed to the next step. Otherwise, click on the magnifying glass icon in the top-right corner of your screen to open Spotlight Search. Type “Messages” and click on the Messages app that appears in the search results.

Step 2: Access the Preferences

Once you have the Messages app open, click on “Messages” in the menu bar at the top of your screen. Then, select “Preferences” from the dropdown menu.

Step 3: Sign Out of Your Account

In the Preferences window that opens, click on the “Accounts” tab. You will see a list of accounts connected to your Messages app. Select the account you want to logout from by clicking on it.

Note: If you only have one account connected, this step is unnecessary as logging out will automatically disconnect all accounts.

Now, look for a button labeled “Sign Out” or a similar option associated with your selected account. Click on it to initiate the logout process. You may be prompted for confirmation.

Alternative Method:

If you prefer a quicker way to sign out without accessing Preferences:

  • Option 1: Press and hold down the Option key (⌥) while clicking on your name at the top-left corner of any Messages conversation window. A dropdown menu will appear with an option to “Sign Out”.

    Click on it to logout.

  • Option 2: Use keyboard shortcuts by pressing Command + Shift + Q simultaneously while in the Messages app. A confirmation dialog will appear, asking if you want to sign out. Click on “Sign Out” to proceed.

After following either of these methods, you will be successfully logged out of Messages on your Mac.

Remember: Logging out of Messages will only disconnect your accounts from the app. It does not delete any conversation history or data associated with your accounts. You can log back in at any time to access your messages again.

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