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View & control activity on your account

You can find and see your searches, browsing history, and other activity that's saved to your Google Account in My Activity. You're in control of what's saved there, and you can delete past activity from your account.

What My Activity is

My Activity is a central place to view and manage activity like searches you've done, websites you've visited, and videos you've watched.

How activity works

When you use certain Google services, like Search, YouTube, or Chrome, your activity can be saved as data to your account. This activity helps make your experience on Google faster and more useful.

The kinds of activity that show up in My Activity depend on which Google products you use and which Activity controls are turned on.

When activity gets saved to your account

Activity is saved when you're signed in to your Google Account.

Your Activity controls, like Web & App Activity and YouTube watch history, control most of the activity that's saved to your account.

Find & view activity

Your activity is listed as individual items, starting with the most recent. These items might be part of bundles, which group similar activity together. (Note: Bundles might not capture all similar activity.)

Find activity

  1. Go to My Activity. You might need to sign in to your Google Account.
  2. Choose how you want to find and view activity.
Browse activity
  • Scroll down to see your activity organized by day and time.
  • To see individual items instead of bundles: On the "My Activity" banner, choose More More and then Item view
  • To see bundles instead of individual items: On the "My Activity" banner, choose More More and then Bundle view
Search & filter activity
  1. Near the top of the page, select the search bar or Filter by date & product.
  2. From here you can:
    • Enter a search term.
    • Add a date range.
    • Choose which Google products to include. (Note: Some Google products don't save activity in My Activity.)
  3. At the top of the page, select Search Search.

See details about activity

  • To see all items in a bundle: On the bundle, select More More and then Details.
  • To see details about an item: On the item, select More More and then Details. You'll see the date and time of the activity and why it was saved. You might also see location, device, and app information.

Delete activity

Learn how to delete past searches, browsing history, and other activity in My Activity.

Change what activity gets saved

You can control most of the information that's saved in My Activity. To change these settings:

  1. Go to Activity controls. You might need to sign in to your Google Account.
  2. From here you can:
    • Save activity: Next to the activity you want to save, turn on the switch. Select Turn on.
    • Stop saving activity: Next to the activity you don't want to save, turn off the switch. Select Pause.

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

Fix problems

Your activity doesn't show up

If your searches, websites you’ve visited, or other activity don't appear in My Activity, make sure that:

  • You're signed in. Activity is saved only when you're signed in to your Google Account.
  • Your device is online. Any offline activity won't show up in My Activity until your device connects to the Internet.
  • The right settings are turned on. Visit Activity controls to confirm you're saving the kinds of activity you want to.
  • You're signed in to only one account. If multiple accounts are signed in to the same browser or device at the same time, your activity might be saved to the default account.

Note: Some Google services don't support saving activity to your account.

You see activity you don't recognize

You might see these types of unfamiliar activity in My Activity.

Activity from websites & apps that use Google services

Some websites and apps use Google services, like Search, Maps, or Ads. If you visit these websites and apps while signed in to your Google Account, your activity might show up in My Activity.

Some websites and apps might share certain activity with Google.

Learn more about Web & App Activity.

Predicted activity

Sometimes Google predicts what you'd like to see next and serves this content to you. Here's an example.

  • If YouTube autoplay is turned on, My Activity might show videos that were played automatically based on what you've watched.

Other unusual activity

You might see unfamiliar activity if:

  • You signed in to multiple accounts on the same browser or device at the same time. Activity from another signed-in account might be saved here.
  • You didn't sign out from a shared device, like a public computer.
  • Your device is set to a different date and time. Activity from this device might appear with an incorrect date. 
  • Someone else accessed your account without your permission.

If you think activity on your account was done by someone else, take steps to help keep your account secure.

You're in Lite mode

If you see a notice that says "You're in Lite mode," your browser doesn't work with all features on My Activity. Learn how to upgrade your browser.

See other activity

Not all of the activity that's saved to your account shows up in My Activity. For example, if you've turned on Location History, that activity is saved to your Maps Timeline instead.

To see other kinds of activity that are saved to your account:

  1. Go to My Activity. You might need to sign in to your Google Account.
  2. On the "My Activity" banner, choose More More and then Other Google activity.
  3. Below the activity you want to see, select the appropriate option.

Learn more about the information we collect and why.

To view and control other account information, visit My Account.

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