View and delete your Chrome browsing history

You can view your browsing history in Chrome. On a desktop or laptop computer, you can use the journey's view of history to continue browsing that you’ve already started and find related searches.

If you don’t want a record of 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 turned sync on and signed in to Chrome. You can also disable the journey's view of history if you like.

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

Learn more about how to turn sync on or off in Chrome.

See your history

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

Clear 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 All time.
  6. Tick the boxes for the data that you want Chrome to clear, including 'browsing history'. Learn more about the types of browsing data that you can delete
  7. Click 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, 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 a shortcut image from your 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.

Get started with journeys

In the journey's tab of your history page, your Chrome browsing history and searches are organised by topic and presented in journey sections. Here, you can easily find your previous browsing activity and continue your research with related searches. If you bookmark a page or add it to a tab group, the page is labelled on the right.

To view your journeys

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. In the address bar, enter your search terms.
  3. Tap the Resume your research chip when it appears below your address bar.

Alternatively, you can access the journey's view directly from the Chrome history page.

  • To turn journeys on or off: In the journey's tab, on the left, click Turn on journeys or Turn off journeys.
  • To open all pages of a journey in new tabs: Next to the searched item, click More More and then Open all in new tab group.
Tip: At the bottom of the page, you can find suggested searches related to your journeys.

To remove items from your journeys

Some journeys that may be sensitive are automatically hidden but can be found through the search box on the journey's 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 journey or a page of a journey.

  • To delete a page of a journey: Next to the searched item, click More More and then Remove from history.
  • To delete all pages of a journey: Next to the searched item, click More More and then Remove all from history.

What your history page shows

Your History page shows the web pages that you've visited on Chrome in the last 90 days. It doesn’t store Chrome pages that you’ve visited such as chrome://settings, pages that you've visited in Incognito mode or pages that you've already deleted from your browsing history.

If you're signed in to Chrome and syncing your history, then your History page shows web pages that you’ve visited across all your synced devices for much longer. If you're signed out of Chrome, your history page won't show web pages across your other devices.

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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