Quora is amazing. You can ask questions, answer questions, use it for marketing, use it to drive targeted traffic, use it to make money, and much more. But it isn’t for. A lot of people want to know: How do I remove Quora from my Google account? If this is what you are looking for, keep reading.
When it comes to removing your Quora account, you have different options to choose from. You can remove the Quora account temporarily, delete it, or remove it from your Google account. How to pick the right choice and how you should do it?
Let’s find out…
Quora Sign Up Process
You can sign up for a Quora account in different ways:
You can sign up via Google, Facebook, and email. When you choose Google, you’ll be signed in via your Google account. This is an easy way to get started with Quora.
During the sign up process via Google account, you need to grant Quora access to your Google account so it can use some of the data. Once your account is set up, you can get started with Quora using your Google account info such as profile photo, name, etc.
Registering with a Google account has two key benefits:
- You don’t have to spend time adding your basic details on Quora such as name, email address, etc.
- Logging in to your Quora accounts gets easier. You can log in with a single click hassle-free.
But what happens when you are done with Quora and want to remove it from your Google account? What if you have the same question as hundreds of others have asked…
How Do I Remove Quora from My Google Account?
Before you can move ahead and remove Quora from your Google account, you need to note two crucial things:
- You must have a Google account connected with your Quora account either during the registration process or any time later
- You won’t be able to access your Quora account once you remove it from Google. This means you must use an alternate email address before delinking it from Google (only if you want to keep using your Quora account).
Follow these steps to remove Quora from your Google account:
Visit your Google Account by clicking here. Enter your email address and password to proceed. This is how your dashboard looks like once you sign in to your Google account:
Click Security from the left side menu and then click Manage third-party access:
Move down to Signing in with Google and click Quora:
Click on REMOVE ACCESS for Quora:
Click OK to proceed:
That’s it. You have successfully removed Quora from your Google account.
Does Removing Quora from Google Account Delete Your Quora Account?
No, it doesn’t.
Your Quora account will remain active. After you remove Quora from your Google account, you’ll be asked by Quora to grant access. You can choose to deny this request and sign in with an alternate method (such as Facebook or email).
However, when you sign in with a different email address, you’ll start fresh on Quora. If you want to continue using your existing Quora account, use the same email address to sign in.
You can pick sign in via email, add your same Google email address, and request a password. You’ll be logged in to your existing Quora account without any issue.
So, here is what you need to do after removing Quora from your Google Account:
- If you don’t need your Quora account, do nothing. Quora can’t access your personal information on Google. However, your account will remain active on Quora and you can access it any time in the future.
- If you want to start a new Quora account, sign up with a different email address, Facebook account, or another Google account.
- In case you only want to revoke Quora’s access to your Google account, sign in with your same email address and request a new password. When you sign in with your email and password, Quora won’t ask you to grant access to your Google account.
Your Quora account isn’t deleted or deactivated for removing its access from your Google account.
Should You Remove Quora from Your Google Account?
Well, it depends.
If you are doing it for security purposes and to keep your Google account safe and secure, you must do it. I recommend not allowing third-party sites and apps access to your Google information. It isn’t safe.
Because your Google account data and information can be compromised in an event if the site gets hacked or breached.
And if you allow untrusted apps access to your Google account, your security might be at risk.
Since Quora is a trusted website, it’s OK to give it access to the Google account and personal information. But keep in mind, if Quora ever gets hacked, your Google account might be at risk.
Just to give you an idea, Quora was hacked back in 2018. The data of more than 100 million users was compromised. This is the email Quora sent to its users:
Such hacks and data breaches are common. And in such an event, the hackers might get access to linked accounts (you never know). This means they’ll get access to all the Google products you are using including Gmail, Photos, Contacts, YouTube, and several others.
Sounds scary, right?
It is, therefore, a sensible idea to remove Quora’s access from your Google account and sign in via an email and password.
This is the best you can do to keep your Google account safe (especially if it is your primary email address). Quora itself is a huge platform that follows all the security protocols but it isn’t a sensible approach to have your accounts linked. It is always better to give hackers access to one account than two.
Remove your Quora account from Google today, revoke its access, and use your email to sign in.
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