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Delete your Chrome browsing history

If you don’t want a record of which web pages you’ve visited using Chrome, you can delete all or some of your browsing history. Deleting your browsing history will take effect on all devices where you’re signed in to Chrome.

Your history will be removed from Chrome. Separately, you can also delete your Google search history from your account.

See your history

Your History page shows the web pages that you've visited on Chrome in the last 90 days.

It doesn’t store pages that you've visited in Incognito mode, or pages that you've already deleted from your browsing history.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the top right, tap More More and then History.
    • If your address bar is at the bottom, swipe up on the address bar. Tap History History.
  3. To visit a site, tap the entry.
    • To open the site in a new tab, touch and hold the entry. At the top right, tap More More and then Open in new tab.
    • To copy the site, touch and hold the entry. At the top right, tap More More and then Copy link.

Clear your history

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the bottom, swipe up on the address bar. Tap History History.
    • If your address bar is at the top, tap More More and then History.
  3. Tap Clear browsing data.
  4. Next to 'Time range', choose All time.
  5. Tick 'Browsing history'. Untick any other data that you don't want to delete.
  6. Tap Clear data.

To delete your search history, learn about clearing activity saved in My Activity.

Delete an item from your history

You can delete certain parts of your history. To search for something specific, at the top right, tap Search Search.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the bottom, swipe up on the address bar. Tap History History.
    • If your address bar is at the top, tap More More and then History.
  3. Find the entry that you want to delete.
  4. To the right, tap Remove Remove.

To delete multiple items, touch and hold an entry. Select other entries that you want to delete. Then, at the top right, tap Remove Remove.

Remove an image from New Tab page

To see the sites that you visit most, open a new tab. To remove an image, touch and hold it. Then, select Remove.

Browse privately

If you don’t want Chrome to save your browsing history at all, you can browse in private with Incognito mode.

Using a Chromebook at work or school? Your network administrator can turn off browsing history. If history is off, your History page won't list web pages that you've visited. Learn about using a managed Chrome device

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