How to Remove Social Accounts from macOS

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Feb 8, 2017
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Here’s a complete step by step guide on how to remove social accounts such as Facebook, Twitter and more from macOS.

Remove Social Accounts from macOS and¬†Dive into Perfect Silence – Here’s How

macOS has built-in social features that allow you to share a quick status update on Twitter, share a photo on Facebook and more. It’s quite handy, and something which many will find immensely useful as well since it ties in nicely with the overall look and feel of the operating system. But, at times, dealing with a social network might be the last thing on your list. In that case, you might want to silence things for good.

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There are two routes you can take – either deactivate the social account in macOS, or remove it completely so that you don’t have to deal with it at all. We are going to cover both, since the options for doing both lie in the exact same settings page.

Tutorial

This tutorial is applicable only to those who have set up a social account on their Mac natively using macOS. Signing in from a Web browser only does not count.

1. Launch System Preferences. Either do so from the Dock, Launchpad or click on the Apple logo icon in the menu bar and then click on System Preferences.

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2. In the list of available options, click on Internet Accounts. You will find this in the third row.

3. Once here, you will see all the accounts you have signed into. Whether they are your email accounts or social ones, they all live in this section. Simply select the social account you wish to disable from macOS. Then click on the ‘Enable this account’ checkbox at the bottom. Once the checkmark is removed, that social account will no longer be used.

4. If you want to remove the account entirely from macOS, then select the account from the left hand side, then click on the ‘-‘ button at the bottom.

With the social accounts long gone from macOS, you can rest assured that you can entirely focus on productivity while using your Mac. Until or unless you have a job that requires you to be on Facebook and Twitter all the time.

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