Delete your activity

When you use Google sites, apps, and services, some of your activity is saved in your Google Account. You can see and delete this activity in My Activity, and you can stop saving most activity at any time.

Delete all activity

  1. On your computer, go to myactivity.google.com.
  2. At the top left, click Menu Menu and then Delete activity by.
  3. Below "Delete Activity," click All time.
  4. Click Next and then Delete.

Delete individual activity items

For example, this could include a search you did on Google or a website you visited on Chrome:
  1. On your computer, go to myactivity.google.com.
  2.  At the top left, click Menu Menu and then  Item View.
  3. Scroll down to your activity.
  4. Find the item you want to delete. You can find an item a few different ways, including:
    • Browse by day.
    • Search or use filters.
  5. On the item you want to delete, click More More and then Delete

Delete related items

Note: All similar activity might not be grouped together.
  1. On your computer, go to myactivity.google.com.
  2. Scroll down to activity.
  3. Find the group of activity you want to delete. You can find it a few different ways, including:
    • Browse by day. (If you don't see groups of items:  At the top left, click Menu Menu  and then Bundle view.)
    • Search for a term or use filters.
    • Find activity by date or product.
  4. At the top of a group, choose More More and then Delete.

Delete activity by date or product

  1. On your computer, go to myactivity.google.com.
  2. Scroll down to your activity
  3. Select Filter by date & product.
  4. From here you can:
    • Add a date range. Tap Apply.
    • Choose which Google products to include. Tap Apply. (Note: Some Google products don't save activity in My Activity.)
  5. To delete activity, next to the search bar, select More More.
    • To delete certain items: Tap Item View. Next to the items you want to delete select  More More and then Delete Delete.
    • To delete all items: Select Delete results.

Delete your activity automatically

You can automatically delete some of the activity in your Google Account.

  1. On your computer, go to your Google Account.
  2. On the top left navigation panel, click Data & personalization.
  3. Under "Activity controls," click Manage your activity controls.
  4. Below “Web & App Activity,” “YouTube History,” or “Location History,” click Auto-delete.
  5. Click the button for how long you want to keep your activity and then Next and then Confirm to save your choice.

Note: Some activity may expire sooner than the timeframe you choose.

Delete activity in other places

Your activity might be saved in places other than My Activity. For example, if you've turned on Location History, that activity is saved to your Maps Timeline instead. You can delete most of your activity that's saved in those places.

Delete other activity saved to your account

  1. On your computer, go to myactivity.google.com.
  2. At the top left, click Menu Menu and then Other Google activity.
  3. From here you can:
  • Delete certain activity: Below the activity, select Delete.
  • Get to the right place to delete activity: Below the activity, select Visit.

Delete browser activity

Your activity might be stored in your browser, even if you delete it from My Activity.

Stop saving activity

You can control most of the information that’s displayed in My Activity.

  1. Go to your Google Account.
  2. On the left navigation panel, click Data & personalization.
  3. Under "Activity controls," click Manage your activity controls.
  4. Turn off the activity you don’t want to save.

Note: Some activity isn't included in My Activity.

Stop saving activity temporarily

You can search and browse the web privately.

Note: If you sign in to your Google Account in a private browsing window, your search activity may be stored in that account.

Fix problems

Deleted activity shows in My Activity

  • Make sure the device is connected to the internet. If you delete items from My Activity on one device, they might still appear on any devices that are offline. When the device connects to the internet, the items will be removed.
  • Clear your cache and cookies.

How your activity is deleted

When you choose to delete activity manually or activity is deleted automatically based on your auto-delete setting, we immediately start the process of removing it from the product and our systems.

First, we aim to immediately remove it from view and the data may no longer be used to personalize your Google experience.

We then begin a process designed to safely and completely delete the data from our storage systems. 

Along with helping you delete data manually or automatically, Google may delete some types of activity sooner when it’s no longer useful to improve your experience. 

For limited purposes, like business or legal requirements, Google may retain certain types of data for an extended period of time.

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