Learn how to clear your search history on Chrome so that your browsing history is no longer accessible to others.
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If you’re using Chrome on a public computer or shared device, you may want to clear your browsing History and download History (including cookies and site data) so that other people who use the browser won’t be able to see what websites you’ve visited or what files you’ve downloaded. You can also choose to have Chrome automatically clear your browsing data every time you close the browser.
Here’s how to clear your browsing data in Chrome:
1. On your computer, open Chrome.
2. At the top right, click More More tools. Clear browsing data.
3. A new window appears. At the top, choose a time range.. To delete everything, select All time.
4. Check the boxes next to “Browsing history” and “Download history.” Uncheck any other boxes that are checked. 5. At the bottom, click Clear dataClear dataClear dataClear dataCleardataClear CLEAR DATA.
How to Clear Your Entire Search History
You’ve probably noticed that Chrome keeps a record of the websites you visit. This is called your browser history. Your history is there for you when you need to revisit a website, but it can also be a privacy concern. If you don’t want other people to see what websites you’ve been visiting, you can clear your browsing history.
Here’s how to clear your browsing history in Chrome:
In the top-right corner of the window, click the icon.
On the left, click Clear browsing data….
A box will appear. From the drop-down menu, select how much history you want to delete. To clear everything, select All time.
Check the boxes for the info you want Chrome to clear, including “browsing history.”
Click Clear data.
How to Delete Specific Searches from Your History
If you want to selectively delete some of your search history and not clear everything, here’s how:
1. Open Chrome on your computer and sign in.
2. Click the three dots in the top-right corner of the browser window and select “History.”
3. On the left side of the page, click “Clear browsing data.”
4. At the top of the page, select how much history you want to delete. To delete everything, select “All time.” 5. Next to “Cookies and other site data” and “Cached images and files,” check the boxes.
6. Click “Clear data.”
How to Pause Your Search History
If you don’t want Chrome to save your search history at all, you can set it to pause. This means that your search history will be temporarily saved until you unpause, but it won’t be tied to your account.
1. In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the menu icon ( three dots).
2. Select Settings.
3. At the bottom of the page, click Show Advanced Settings.
4. In the “Privacy” section, click Content Settings.
5. Under “History,” click the down arrow next to “Keep local data only until I quit my browser.”
6. Select Pause
Now that you know how to clear your search history on Chrome, it’s important to understand why you might want to do this. If you’re concerned about privacy, then deleting your search history is a good way to prevent your data from being collected and used without your knowledge or consent. Additionally, clearing your search history can free up some space on your device, and it can also help improve your device’s performance.