How to Delete Your Search History

Get step-by-step instructions on how to delete your Google search history so that your embarrassing search queries won’t come back to haunt you.

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Deleting Your Entire Search History

When it comes to search engines, your search history is like a road map of your digital life. It shows where you’ve been and what you were looking for. If you’re not careful, your search history can also give away sensitive information about you, like your medical conditions, sexual preferences, and even your location. That’s why it’s important to delete your search history from time to time. In this article, we’ll show you how to delete your search history in three different browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge.

Open your Google account

Go to myaccount.google.com.
On the left navigation panel, click Data & personalization.
On the Activity and timeline panel, click My Activity.
At the top right of the page, click More .
Click Delete activity by.
Below “Delete by date,” select the Down arrow and choose All time.
At the top right, click Delete .

Go to “my activity”

On your computer, open Chrome.
At the top right, click More and then click History.
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.
Next to “Cookies and other site data” and “Cached images and files,” check the boxes.
Click Clear data.

Click on “more”

In the top-right corner of the page, click More .

ClickHistory.

At the top right, click More .
Click History.
On the left, click Clear browsing data.
Choose a time range, such as Last hour or All time.
Select the types of information you want to remove.
Click Clear data.

Select “delete activity by”

Deleting your entire search history is simple.

First, open your Google account settings by clicking on your profile photo in the top right corner of any YouTube page and selecting “YouTube settings.” Alternatively, you can go to https://www.google.com/settings/dashboard.

From the “Dashboard,” select “More” under “services.” This will take you to the App Settings page, where all of the Google products you use are listed.

Find “YouTube” in the list and click on it. This will take you to YouTube’s own settings page, which has a few more options than the general Google settings page.

Under “History Type,” select “Watch History.” Then, at the top of the page, select the menu icon and choose “Delete activity by.”

You can then choose how far back in time you want to delete your history. The options are “All Time,” “Last Hour,” “Last 7 Days,” or “Custom Range.”

Finally, click on the blue “Delete” button at the bottom of the page.

Choose “all time”

If you want to delete everything, select All time. Or, to delete your history from a specific day or date range, select Choose by date, and then choose the time period you want to clear.

Click “delete”

Here’s how to delete your entire search history:

-Click the ” hamburger” icon in the top left corner of the screen (it looks like three horizontal lines).
-Click “History.”
-Near the top of the page, click “Clear browsing data.”
-A box will pop up. Make sure that “Browsing history” is selected, then click “Clear data.”

Deleting Individual Searches

You can delete individual searches from your search history one at a time. To do this, sign in to your account and go to the search history page. On this page, you will see a list of all the searches you have made. To delete a single search, click the “x” next to the search.

Open your Google account

If you’re signed in to your Google account, your search history is available to you only. To view your search history, go to myaccount.google.com and sign in. On the left navigation panel, click Data & personalization. Under “Activity controls,” click Web & App Activity or YouTube History Manage Activity. At the top of the page, choose More Delete activity by. Below “Delete by date,” select the Down arrow All time. Click Delete

If you aren’t signed in to a Google account, your search history may be available through your web browser’s local storage or cache. For example, on Chrome, you can go to chrome://history/ and see some of your recent searches. If you use Firefox, you can try entering about:cache into the address bar and pressing Enter; this displays a list of URLs for pages that are cached on your computer

Go to “my activity”

To delete individual searches from your search history:
-Go to “my activity.”
-Click on the search bar at the top of the page.
-Click on the “x” next to the search you want to remove.

Scroll through your searches

To delete individual searches:
-Scroll through your searches and tap the X next to any of them to delete.
-Deleting a search term doesn’t stop it from appearing in your search suggestions.

Click on the three dots next to the search you want to delete

If you want to delete an individual search from your history, follow these steps:

1. Click on the three dots next to the search you want to delete.
2. Select “Delete.”
3. Click “OK” to confirm.

Repeat these steps for each individual search you want to delete. If you want to delete your entire search history, see the next section.

Click “delete”

If you want to delete all of your search history, click on the “Clear searches” link. If you want to delete just one search, or a few searches, expand the search entry by clicking on the down arrow next to it, then click the “Delete” link.

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