Gmail is your login account for most of the Gmail services. In a recent update, Google introduced a big change to how your Gmail login works; and people are calling it the Gmail auto sign out problem. In today’s post, we will talk about the Gmail auto sign out problem; what it is and how it affects your internet activity. Moreover, we will propose a solution that is workable for now.
What is Gmail Auto Sign Out Problem?
In a recent update to Chrome, Google added a feature that automatically signs you out of Google sync and all other Google services as soon as you sign out of your Gmail account. The Gmail auto sign out means that you won’t be able to access your saved bookmarks, passwords, and contacts once you are logged out of the Gmail.
The Gmail auto sign out forces you to sign in manually to Google Sync if you want to access your saved information. Initially, the users thought of it as a bug and started reporting to Google about it. But Google confirmed from its side that the feature was, in fact, an intentional one and there was no bug acting here. So, it is confirmed that your Google Chrome browser will now sign you out from your Google account as soon as you log out of Gmail.
Users’ feedback on Gmail auto Sign out feature
Many users are not happy with the Gmail auto sign out update. Most unhappy are those who run multiple Gmail accounts and this entire situation is very much confusing for them. In such a situation, many users are already looking for a possible way out of this ‘problem’.
So far, there is no intention shown by Google about rolling back the feature. However, considering the increasing negative feedback, we can speculate an upcoming change with the next update. We will surely notify you if anything of this sort happens.
How to disable Gmail auto sign out feature
For all the users who are unhappy with the recent Chrome update, there is good news. Apparently, there is a solution that disables the Gmail auto sign out feature. But be advised that this is a temporary solution and Google can roll it back any time.
The solution works just fine on all the web version of the Google Chrome browser. This solution is also valid for Chrome application for Android devices and ChromeOS.
- Open your Chrome browser and type chrome://flags/#account-consistency
- A new page will open with a list and you will be automatically taken half down the page to an item that reads “Identity consistency between browser and cookie jar,”. You will see that the box next to this item reads “default“
- To disable the Gmail auto sign out, select “disabled” from the drop-down list.
- After doing this, you will have to restart your Chrome browser. Make sure that all the tabs are closed before you restart the browser.
- The Gmail auto sign out will be disabled now.