Written by MyHow
Delete Google Browsing HistoryYour browsing history says a lot about you and it is just unfortunate that some of the tales it tells might not be …well, something you can be proud of, or it can be something very embarrassing. It happens, but you can ensure these embarrassments never see the light of day by deleting your Google browsing history. You can use the following steps to do so and either remove particular sections of your browsing or get rid of everything.
In Google Chrome
- Click on the three horizontal bars at the top, extreme right, of your page.
- Navigate to ‘Settings’ and click on it.
- At the top left side of your page, there is ‘Chrome’ written in a large font and immediately below it, ‘History’. Click on ‘History’.
- The page that comes up shows your latest browsing history e.g. for that day, hour etc. What you see there depends on your frequency of browsing e.g. a full page can have information for one day or it can have information for a month.
- Click on the ‘Clear history’ button near the top of the page to your left.
- The ‘Clear Browsing Window’ will pop up. Navigate to ‘Obliterate the following items from: …
- After these words, an information box indicates the period for which you want to clear the browsing history.
- Click on the downward arrow following that information box.
- From there, select how far back you want to delete.
- You will have to uncheck some boxes depending on your needs as failure to do this might leave you without some stuff you actually need.
- Then click on ‘Clear Browsing history’. You are done.
In Internet Explorer
- Click on the ring-like icon which represents ‘Tools’
- Navigate to safety and click on it.
- Go to ‘Delete Browsing History’.
- You need to check and uncheck boxes as you desire, depending on what you want to keep and what you want gone for good.
- Finally click on “Delete” and it’s gone.
- With the Firefox program open, click on ‘Tools’ then navigate downwards to options.
- When the options are showing, click on the ‘Privacy’ tab
- Scroll downwards to ‘Clear your recent history’ tab about midway down the page.
- Click ‘Ok’.
- On the top of the page you will be prompted to indicate ‘Time range to clear’.
- Select the period to want cleared e.g. last hour etc.
- If you want everything to go, click on ‘Everything’ then ensure you check all options.
As you can see from these three browsers, the steps are easy to negotiate and although they may have different names, different icons and different locations, the gist behind the activity is the same. Google informs you that it may keep some of the information for the purpose of service improvement or whatever. This will not affect your account because the history will no longer be associated with your account.