You can quickly and easily logout of FaceTime on your Mac, and logging back in is just as easy. So, whenever you’re not actively using the app, go ahead and sign yourself out.
Your Mac’s FaceTime app is great for remote meetings, catching up with friends or family, and conducting or participating in interviews.
On the other hand, there are plenty of times when you want to be sure your computer’s camera isn’t capturing and broadcasting video of you.
Before you can log out of FaceTime on your Mac computer, you of course need to know how to log in. Which you can do in just a few clicks, provided you already have an Apple ID with your phone number and email and such synced up.
How to logout of FaceTime on your Mac
1. Assuming the FaceTime app’s icon is not in your dock at the bottom of your Mac’s screen, click on the Launchpad icon (it’s a rocket) and find the bright green FaceTime icon in there. Clicking it will open the app and will ask you to log in with your Apple ID email and password. And now to log out of FaceTime on your Mac.
2. Click the word FaceTime on the taskbar atop the screen.
3. Click the word “Preferences…” from the drop-down menu.
4. Click the white “Sign Out” button.
5. Click the “Sign Out” button on the pop-up window to confirm.