Whether you visited a website by accident or just don’t want your browser history saved, you can quickly delete it right from your Android phone or on your desktop computer. Here’s how to remove your Chrome browser history…

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Steps to deleting your Google Chrome browser history

  1. Android
  2. Desktop

1. Android

On your Android smartphone, open the Google Chrome browser and make sure there’s at least one tab open. Next, tap on the three-dot menu icon in the top right corner and select the History option.

From there, choose the hyperlinked Clear Browsing Data text. This will take you to a new window that will help you not only delete your browsing history but also stored cookies, cached images, and more.

First, choose a time range that you would like deleted. You can choose from the last hour, last 24 hours, last 7 days, last 4 weeks, and all time. I suggest just removing what you need to so that Chrome continues to recommend websites in the future that you’ve visited in the past.

From there, check the boxes of which items you would like deleted. Alternatively, you can tap on the Advanced tab to find additional data that can be removed from your Google account.

When you’re ready, select the Clear Data button at the bottom of the screen to permanently delete your browser history and more.

Use the images below for help if you get lost along the way.

2. Desktop

Deleting your browser history from Google Chrome on the desktop is almost identical to the process on mobile. First, click on the three-dot menu button in the top right corner of the browser, hover over the History option, and then select History at the top of the drop-down menu.

Alternatively, you can press ctrl+h on your keyboard with Chrome open to launch directly into the History menu.

In the left sidebar, you should see the Clear browsing data option. Click on it, and you will be taken to a similar window as seen in the Android screenshots.

From there, check the boxes of which items you would like deleted. Alternatively, you can tap on the Advanced tab to find additional data that can be removed from your Google account.

When you’re ready, select the Clear Data button at the bottom of the screen to permanently delete your browser history and more.

If you have any questions, make sure to leave them in the comment section below or hit me up on Twitter.


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