How to Delete Your Browsing History

Are you concerned about your online privacy? Do you want to make sure that your browsing history is not being tracked? In this article, we’ll show you how to delete your browsing history in just a few steps.

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Introduction

Most browsers keep track of your browsing history in order to improve your experience by making it easier to find websites you have previously visited. However, this information can also be used to snoop on your online activity or to target you with ads. For this reason, you may want to delete your browsing history from time to time.

In this article, we will show you how to delete your browsing history in the most popular browsers, including Firefox, Chrome, Edge, and Safari. We will also show you how to clear your search history from Google and other search engines.

What is Browsing History?

Browsing history is the list of sites that you’ve visited in your web browser. Clearing your browsing history may delete visits to certain websites from your history, but it won’t prevent someone from seeing what sites you’ve visited if they have access to your computer. For example, employers or school administrators may be able to see your browsing history on the computer you use for work or school.

Some web browsers also have a feature called “Private Browsing” or “Incognito Mode” that allows you to browse the web without saving your browsing history. Private browsing will not prevent someone from seeing the websites you’ve visited if they have access to your computer, but it will prevent your browser from saving your browsing history.

How to Delete Your Browsing History

Deleting your browsing history is a good way to keep your browsing private. You can do this by opening your web browser, going to the settings, and then deleting your browsing history. This article will show you how to delete your browsing history in Chrome, Safari, and Firefox.

In Google Chrome

Open Chrome and click on the three dots in the upper right-hand corner of the browser. When the drop-down menu appears, hover your cursor over “More Tools.” A new menu will appear. Click on “Clear Browsing Data.”

A new window will pop up. You can choose how far back you want to delete your browsing history by selecting the timeframe from the “Obliterate the following items from:” drop-down menu. To delete everything, select “the beginning of time.”

Next to “Details,” click on the down arrow. A list of additional items you can delete will appear, including cookies, cached images and files, passwords, autofill form data, hosted app data, and media licenses. To delete everything, check all the boxes. If you only want to delete some of these items, leave the ones you don’t want to delete unchecked.

When you’re ready to clear your browsing data, click on “Clear Browsing Data.”

In Mozilla Firefox

1. Open Mozilla Firefox and click on the menu button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
2. Hover over “History” and then select “Clear Recent History.”
3. In the “Time range to clear” drop-down menu, select “Everything.”
4. Make sure that the “Details” drop-down menu is set to “All items.”
5. Click on the “Clear Now” button.

In Microsoft Edge

Open Microsoft Edge and click on the three dots in the top right corner of the screen. Select “Settings” from the drop-down menu.

Under “Clear browsing data,” select “Choose what to clear.”

Make sure that “Browsing history” is selected, then click “Clear.”

In Safari

1. Open Safari.
2. Click on the Safari menu.
3. Select Preferences.
4. Click on the Privacy tab.
5. Under the History section, select the radio button next to “Do not keep history.”
6. Exit out of Preferences.

Conclusion

Congratulations! You have now learned how to delete your browsing history in Firefox, Safari, Edge, Chrome, and Opera. If you want to make sure your tracks are completely covered, remember to also clear your cookies and cache. For extra security, you can also use a private browsing mode or a VPN.

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