Do you wish you could wipe your Google Chrome search history and start with a clean slate? Luckily, it’s both possible and easy to do! There are a few benefits to deleting your search history.
First and foremost is privacy. Of course, Google will still have all your search history on file, but it’ll stop prying family members from seeing what you have been looking at.
Second, it’ll stop your browser from autocompleting websites you’ve previously visited and search terms you’ve previously looked for. If you’ve recently changed employer or moved to a new city, it might be useful. So, how do you delete your Google Chrome history?
How to Delete Your Google Chrome History
- Open the Google Chrome browser.
- Click on the More icon (three vertical dots in the upper right-hand corner.
- Navigate to History > History.
- In the left-hand panel, select Clear browsing data.
- Mark the checkbox next to Browsing data.
- Select the timeframe using the dropdown menu at the top of the window.
- Click on the Clear Browsing Data button.
Note: You will not receive a final on-screen confirmation screen, and nor can you undo an accidental deletion. The process is final.
Do you regularly clear out your Google Chrome history or are you happy to let the browser build up a profile about you? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.