How to Delete Search History on Your Chromebook

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to delete your search history in Chrome on your Chromebook.

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If you’re using a Chromebook that’s managed by an organization, like a school or business, your administrator might not allow you to delete your browsing history.

Your history might be stored on the device you’re using and in My Activity, even if you delete it from your browser. Learn how to stop saving activity to your account.

Deleting your browsing history from Chrome doesn’t remove all traces of your online activity – if you want to make sure none of your activity is saved, you’ll need to use Incognito Mode or sign out of your Google account.

What is a Chromebook?

Chromebook is a laptop or tablet running the Chrome OS as its operating system. The devices are primarily used to perform a variety of tasks using the Google Chrome browser, with most applications and data stored in the cloud rather than on the machine itself. However, offline apps are available for some tasks, such as viewing documents and watching videos.

How to Delete Search History on Your Chromebook

If you’re using a Chromebook, and you want to delete your search history, there’s a few different ways you can do it. You can clear your entire search history, or you can delete individual items from your search history. You can also choose to pause your search history, which will temporarily stop your Chromebook from saving your searches.

Deleting Browsing History

If you don’t want anyone to know what sites you’ve been visiting, you can delete your browsing history. When you delete your browsing history, it takes a little bit longer for pages to load.

To delete your browsing history:
-Click the three dots in the top-right corner of the Chrome window.
-Click “History” in the drop-down menu.
-Click “History” again at the top of the page.
-Click “Clear browsing data” on the left side of the page.
-Select how far back you want to clear your history. To clear everything, select “The beginning of time”.
-Check the boxes next to “Browsing history”, “Download history”, “Cookies and other site data”, and “Cached images and files”.
-Click “Clear browsing data”.

Deleting Download History

If you’re using a Chromebook at work or school, your administrator might not want you to delete your browsing history. Ask your administrator if you can delete your browsing history.

1. At the top of your Chrome browser, to the right of the address bar, click More .
2. Click History.
3. On the left, click Clear browsing data. A box will appear.
4. From the drop-down menu, select how much history you want to delete. To clear everything, select All time.
5. Check the boxes for the info you want Chrome to clear, including “Download History.”
6. Click Clear data.

Deleting Search History

To delete your Chrome search history, start by opening up the Chrome browser and clicking on the three vertical dots in the top-right corner. From here, click “History” and then “History.” On the next page, click “Clear browsing data.”

A pop-up will appear allowing you to select how much history you want to delete. Make sure that “Browsing history” is checked off, then click “Clear data.” Your Chromebook’s search history will now be deleted!


No matter what your reasons are for wanting to delete your search history, we hope this article has helped you do so. If you have any other questions about your Chromebook or other Google products, be sure to visit the Chrome Help Forum.

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