Check and delete your Chrome browsing history

You can view your browsing history in Chrome. You can also continue browsing what you’ve already started on a desktop or laptop computer, and find related searches.

If you don't want a record of the pages that you've visited in Chrome, you can delete all or some of your browsing history. If you delete your browsing history, it takes effect on all devices where you're signed in to Chrome and sync your history to your Google Account.

Separately, you can also delete your Google search history from your account.

What your history lists

Your history lists the pages that you've visited on Chrome in the last 90 days. It doesn't store: 

  • Chrome pages, such as chrome://settings
  • Pages that you've visited in private browsing
  • Pages that have been deleted from your browsing history

Tip: If you're signed in to Chrome and sync your history, then your history also shows pages that you've visited on your synced devices.

Find your history
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More.
  3. Click History and then History.
Find a page from your history
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. In the address bar, enter @history.
  3. Press tab or space. You can also click search history Search in the suggestions.
  4. Enter keywords for the page that you previously visited.
  5. Select the page from the list.
Delete your history
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More.
  3. Click History and then History.
  4. On the left, click Clear browsing data.
  5. Select how much history you want to delete.
    • To clear everything, select All time.
  6. Tick the boxes for the info that you want Chrome to clear, including Browsing historyLearn more about the types of browsing data that you can delete.
  7. Click Clear data.
Delete an item from your history
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More.
  3. Click History and then History.
  4. Tick the box next to each item that you want to remove from your history.
  5. At the top right, click Delete.
  6. Click Remove.
Tip: To search for something specific, use the search bar at the top.
Remove a shortcut image from the New Tab page

To find the sites that you visit most, open a new tab.

To remove a shortcut image:

  1. Point to the image that you want to remove.
  2. At the top right of the image, click More More and then Remove Remove.
Find your history by group
In the 'by group' tab of your History page, Chrome organizes your browsing and search history into groups. Here, you can easily find your previous browsing activity and continue your research with related searches.
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. In the address bar, enter your search terms.
  3. Below your address bar, click Resume browsing.

You can also access the 'by group' view directly from the 'Chrome History' page:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then History and then History.
  3. In the 'by group' tab, you can select the group you want to review.

Tips:

  • To open all pages within a group into a new-tab group, next to the searched item, select More More and then Open all in new tab group.
  • At the bottom of the page, you can find suggested searches.
Remove items from your history by groups

Sensitive browsing history may automatically be hidden. You can find these pages through the search box on the History page. For example, if you searched for a health topic and want to revisit that journey, type the health topic into the search box.

You can manually delete a page in a group or all pages in a group.

  • To delete a page in a group: Next to the searched item, click More More and then Remove from history.
  • To delete all pages in a group: Next to the group, click More More and then Remove all from history.
Learn more about managing cards for Resume browsing on the New Tab page.

Browse privately

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

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

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