How To See Who Has Access To My Gmail Account
Last Updated: September 12, 2020
If you’re using a strong password and the 2-Step Verification on your Gmail, there is little to worry about someone else using your account. However, there are still times where people can get access to our email without our permission. Thankfully, Google allows its users to view and check their accounts for any suspicious devices or activity.
Email is one of the most popular communication mediums that people use nowadays. People use it for work, business, signing-in to different websites, and accessing apps so their accounts may contain sensitive information.
With that in mind, I’m sure that you don’t want other people hacking into account and using it without you knowing. While a strong password can help protect your Gmail from other people, it is all for naught once it gets compromised.
So if you think that someone else might have access to your account, don’t worry, we’re here to help you. We’ll teach you how to check your recent activity on Gmail and the devices you use with your Google account.
Check Your Latest Account Activity on Gmail
Gmail can provide the latest activity details of your account, including access type, IP address, and date. It also covers simultaneous activities and checks if your account is open in another location.
- On your web browser, open your Gmail account.
- On the bottom right part of your screen and just below the entire inbox, click Details.
- You can use this information to check for any suspicious activity, unfamiliar devices, and unknown IP addresses.
You can also open your Gmail on your mobile web browser and use its desktop version to view your account activity.
- Sign in to Gmail on your mobile web browser and use the web app.
- Tap on the menu icon at the upper left corner of your screen.
- Change to HTML view by selecting “Desktop” on the bottom part of your screen.
- Tap “Details” on the bottom part of your screen.
For those who use Google Chrome on mobile, the browser has a feature where you can open websites on their desktop view. You can then find and tap the “Details” button below your inbox.
This feature can only show 10 of your recent activities on your account. To see all devices where you used your Gmail, you can head over to your Google account and manage your devices from there.
Device Activity – Google Account
To check for strange activities on your account, you can also open your Google account settings and see the devices that you recently used and those that you’re currently using.
For those on their web browser:
- Open your Google Account.
- Click Security on the left side of your screen.
- Under the “Your devices” tab, click “Manage devices.“
- Check the devices that you’re currently using, and those you have used previously for any unusual activity.
You can also go to your Recent security activity page to review alerts and notifications from that seems suspicious from the perspective of Google.
For those who use the Google or Gmail mobile app:
- Tap your profile picture and select “Manage your Google Account.”
- Tap Security.
- Under “Your devices,” tap “Manage devices.“
Manage Third-party Apps
There are times where we give different websites or apps permission to access our account. Third-parties with full access permission can view and change every information on your Google account. Some of them also request access to sensitive data, including your emails, files, and contacts.
To view and manage these third-party apps on your desktop, follow the step-by-step guide below:
- Open your Google Account.
- On the left, click Security.
- Scroll down and click “Manage third-party access.”
From there, you can browse all apps that can access different parts of your account. Look for the ones that can use your Gmail. Select the app and click “Remove Access.”
If you’re on Android:
- Open any Google app, tap your profile picture, and choose “Manage your Google account.”
- Go to Security > “Manage third-party access.”
- Select an app with account access to Gmail and tap “Remove access.”
To Wrap It All Up
Now that you know how to view anyone or anything that has access to your Gmail, you can then proceed to find any activity that you find suspicious. If you’re seeing signs of someone else is using your account, change your password immediately. Google will automatically sign you out of all devices other than the one you’re currently using.
You can also add another layer of security to your account by enabling the two-factor authentication. This feature helps protect your account by verifying your identity first using your phone before you can continue to sign-in.