Delete your browsing history

You can delete all or some of your Chrome browsing history. If you're signed in to Chrome on multiple computers or devices, deleting your browsing history will take effect on all other devices.

See your full web history

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

Here's how to see your full browsing history:

Computer
  1. In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the Chrome menu Chrome menu
  2. Select History.
Mobile device
  1. Open the Chrome menu.
  2. Touch History.

Clear all of your history

Here's how to delete your entire browsing history:

Computer
  1. In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the Chrome menu Chrome menu
  2. Select History.
  3. Click the button Clear browsing data. A dialog will appear.
  4. From the drop-down menu, select how much history you want to delete. To clear your entire browsing history, select the beginning of time.
  5. Check the boxes for the data you want Chrome to clear, including “browsing history." Learn more about the types of browsing data you can delete
  6. Click the button Clear browsing data.
Android device
  1. Open the Chrome menu.
    It could be an icon or a button. They look like this Menu or Menu.
  2. Touch History.
  3. At the bottom, touch Clear Browsing Data.
  4. Check the box Clear browsing history. It may be checked by default.
  5. Uncheck any other boxes you don't want to delete.
  6. Touch Clear.
iPhone or iPad
  1. Open the Chrome menu Chrome menu.
  2. Touch History.
  3. At the bottom, touch Clear Browsing Data.
  4. Touch Clear Browsing History.
  5. Confirm your choice.
  6. Touch Done.

Delete specific items from your history

You can manually delete parts of your history. To search for something specific, use the search bar at the top.

Here's how to delete certain parts of your browsing history:

Computer
  1. In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the Chrome menu Chrome menu
  2. Select History.
  3. Check the box next to each webpage that you want to remove from your History.
  4. At the top of the page, click the button Remove selected items.
  5. A confirmation box will appear. Click Remove.

Remove specific thumbnails from New Tab page

To see your most frequently visited sites, open a New Tab page. To remove a thumbnail, hover over it and click the X in the top-right corner.

Mobile device
  1. Open the Chrome menu.
  2. Touch History.
  3. Touch the X next to the specific entry you want deleted.

Remove specific thumbnails from the New Tab page

To see your most frequently visited sites, open a New Tab page. To remove a thumbnail, touch and hold it. Then select Remove.

Browse privately

If you don’t want Chrome to save your browsing history at all, you can switch to incognito mode.

Using a Chromebook at work or school? Your network administrator might turn off browsing history, in which case your History page won't list websites you've recently visited. Learn about using a managed Chrome device

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