How To Sign-Out From Messaging App In Windows 8

In response to my last post in which I explained everything about Windows 8 Messaging app, here is a quick tutorial on how to sign-out from Messaging app in Windows 8. I received pretty good responses to my earlier article on messaging app in Windows 8, however, some of my readers raised a question on How to sign-out from messaging app as it automatically sign-in every-time they log-on to Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

To all those readers, let me tell you one thing…there is no available option to disable the auto-login function in Messaging app. In case you have removed the hook between your Microsoft Windows Account and your Live ID, then you will have to re-setup the account over Messaging app in order to start chatting again. Yea..I know, it’s a very bad part in Windows 8 Messaging app.

If you still want to sign-out from Messaging app in Windows 8, kindly follow the below given steps.

How To Sign-Out From Messaging App In Windows 8:

      • On your Keyboard, press Windows Key+C, it will quickly brings you the “Start Menu”


    • Click on “Settings” icon.
    • Click on “More PC Settings” given at the bottom right-side of the screen


  • This will quickly brings you the “PC Setting” screen. Now, click on “Users”
  • Click on “Switch To Local Account”


  • Submit your present password and click on “Next”.


  • On the “Local Account Page”, submit the required info and follow the on-screen prompts.

Yup…you have successfully signed-out from your Windows 8 Messaging account. Go ahead and try out yourself.

3 Responses to “How To Sign-Out From Messaging App In Windows 8”

  1. Andrea Stefano Corti
    May 27, 2012 at 5:35 am #

    that’s not a solution… 

  2. July 2, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    I agree, that will disable literally everything online in the Metro UI.

    They need to add a “sing out” feature.

  3. October 30, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    Just unpin the app and turn off notifications. Problem Solved.

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