WhatsApp is one of the most widely used instant messaging services out there. Millions of smartphone users use WhatsApp daily to keep in touch with friends and family.
For users who would like to access WhatsApp from their computers, the WhatsApp app has also been made available for Windows and Mac (see how to install WhatsApp in Windows 10/11). And for users who would like to access WhatsApp without installing the app, there is WhatsApp Web.
WhatsApp Web basically allows users to access WhatsApp in a web browser without installing additional plugins or software. In order to use the WhatsApp Web, users need to open the web.whatsapp.com link in a web browser and then scan the QR code provided on the page from the QR code scanner offered in the WhatsApp app on Android or iOS devices.
The WhatsApp Web is a helpful feature, and many users use it. When you are away from your computer, if someone would like to access your PC, you might want to log out of the WhatsApp app or WhatsApp Web before letting them access your computer.
Luckily, you can log out of the WhatsApp app or WhatsApp remotely. All you need is your smartphone, where you have WhatsApp.
Sign out of WhatsApp Web remotely from your iPhone or Android phone
This guide shows you how to remotely log out of WhatsApp from your Android smartphone or iPhone.
Step 1: Open the WhatsApp app on your Android phone or iPhone.
Step 2: On your iPhone, tap the Settings icon and then tap Linked Devices. If you are on an Android phone, tap the menu (three vertically stacked dots), tap Settings, and then tap Linked devices.
Step 3: The Linked Devices page shows all the computers linked to your WhatsApp account. As you can see in the picture, the page also shows when your WhatsApp account was last accessed from linked computers.
To sign out of the WhatsApp app on the computer or WhatsApp Web, tap the computer’s name and then tap the Log Out button.
When asked for confirmation, tap the Log Out button again. That’s it! You will be logged out of the selected device immediately.
NOTE: If you have signed in to the WhatsApp Web and WhatsApp app on the same computer, the WhatsApp app on your smartphone will show separate entries for both. For WhatsApp Web, it will show the name of the browser when you are using WhatsApp Web in addition to the name of the operating system. For instance, if you have signed in to WhatsApp Web on your Mac in Safari browser, it will appear as Safari (macOS).