Did you know that Google keeps a record of everything you have ever searched for via their Google search engine?
Well, they do, and unless you have already deleted your search history at some point in the past it dates all the way back to the very first search you made on Google!
Truth be told, Google has always provided a way to delete your search history IF you knew where to look. But as this post shows, it could be difficult to know where to look.
But now that has all changed. To their credit, Google recently made it a lot easier to delete your search history.
Just follow the steps below for the device you’re using.
If you’re using a laptop or or desktop computer:
1 – Visit www.Google.com and log into your Google account (if you aren’t logged in already).
2 – Click the Settings link in the lower right-hand corner of the window.
3 – Select Your data in Search from the pop-up menu.
4 – Scroll down and click Delete all Search activity.
5 – Click Delete.
If you’re using a mobile device:
1 – Visit www.Google.com in a mobile web browser and log into your Google account (if you aren’t logged in already).
2 – Tap the Search Settings link.
3 – Tap the Manage link in the “Search History” field.
4 – Tap the three dots in the “Search your activity” field.
5 – Tap Delete activity by.
6 – Tap All time.
7 – Tap the Delete button.
That’s all there is to it. All of your Google search history should now be gone!
Bottom line: In the interest of privacy, I strongly recommend that you periodically delete your entire Google search history. This new change by Google makes doing that easier than ever.
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