Google has offered the feature of Gmail Login History. It is an alert service to keep a complete check on the logins of your account.
A new technology, phishing technique, is creating a huge violation around the globe. It has made it easy for the hackers and attacker to use various algorithms to access the accounts of Gmail Users.
Attackers practice to login others accounts to access your personal information. Or they may use your account for purchasing from Google play store. They may send irrelevant messages to your contacts. Or it can be any of your rivals who want to exploit and mess your account.
So, in this case, it is a good practice to keep a check on your Gmail Login history. So that you are aware of the currently and recently IP Addresses through which your account is logged in.
Below the mail threads, there is the option of Last account activity. It shows the entire Gmail Login history of your account, as marked in the figure below.
It helps to prevent your account from being hacked or misused. As it gives a complete detail about the location and IP address of the user whoever login to the Gmail. You can follow just a few simple steps to check your Gmail Login history.
Procedure to check Gmail Login History
First of all, log in your Gmail account by entering your email address and password.
Then click on “Details”, which is given below the last account activity at the bottom left of your computer screen.
It opens a new window with the entire detail of all the IP-Addresses along with the region of the user who has logged in.
So viewing this table if you find any IP-Address that is irrelevant to you, for this situation you can simply select the option of “Sign out all other web sessions”, above the recent activity table.
This action will log out all other web sessions which were recently logged in, to your Gmail Account.
You can also click on the “Change option given below the table of recent activities. By this, you will become able to easily configure the alerts for Unusual Activities.
On clicking on “Change”, following options appear.
Then by selecting the first option to show alert for any kind of unusual activities will help you to get awareness about every activity being performed on your account.
This is a fine suggestion for all of you to immediately change your password whenever you find unusual activity alert. So that no one would be able to access your personal data and information.
Moreover, the 2-Step Verification of Gmail is also a good practice. It assures you the complete security of your account and does not allow anyone access your Gmail Account.
So in this way Google Login history help you to find out if someone is using your Gmail account. Or accessing your account without informing you. So, follow above mentioned steps to keep your Gmail account secure.