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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 full web history

Your History page shows the websites that you've visited on Chrome in the last 90 days. It doesn’t store pages from secure websites, pages that you've visited in Incognito mode or pages that you've already deleted from your browsing history.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top-right, click More More.
  3. Click History and then History.

Clear all 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. A box will appear.
  5. From the drop-down menu, select how much history you want to delete. To clear everything, select the beginning of time.
  6. Tick the boxes for the info that you want Chrome to clear, including “browsing history". Find out more about the types of browsing data that you can delete
  7. Click Clear browsing data.

To delete your search history, find out 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, use the search bar at the top.

  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. Confirm by clicking Remove.

Remove an image from New Tab page

To see the sites that you visit most, open a new tab. To remove an image, point to it and click Remove 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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