Sign out of a Microsoft account

How to sign out of a Microsoft account.

Some features, like Bing Interests and Microsoft Rewards, may be unavailable or behave differently when you're signed out.

  1. To sign out of your Microsoft account, in the upper-right corner of any page, click your account name.
    Account name in upper-right corner of
  2. On the account menu, click Sign out.
    Sign out option in upper-right of page
  • saves your Microsoft account status, either signed in or signed out, in a browser cookie, if you use any of these products:
    • Internet Explorer 10 or later
    • Windows 8 or later
    • Windows Server 2012 or later
  • If you delete your cookies, the next time you go to, you'll be automatically signed in to your Microsoft account. To sign out, on the account menu, click Sign out.

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