Delete your activity

When you use Google sites, apps, and services, some of your activity is saved in your Google Account. You can see and delete this activity in My Activity, and you can stop saving most activity at any time.

Delete your activity manually

Delete all activity

  1. On your computer, go to your Google Account.
  2. On the top left navigation panel, click Data & personalization.
  3. Under "Activity and timeline," click My Activity.
  4. At the top right of the page, click More More.
  5. Click Delete activity by.
  6. Below "Delete by date," click the Down arrow Down arrow and select All time.
  7. Click Delete.

Delete individual activity items

For example, this could include a search you did on Google or a website you visited on Chrome:
  1. On your computer, go to your Google Account.
  2. On the top left navigation panel, click Data & personalization.
  3. Under "Activity and timeline," click My Activity.
  4. Find the item you want to delete. You can find an item a few different ways, including:
    • Browse by topic or product. At the top, under "Delete by topic or product," click Try it.
    • Search  by keyword or date.
  5. On the item you want to delete, click More More.
  6.  Click Delete.

Delete related items

Note: All similar activity might not be grouped together.
  1. On your computer, go to your Google Account.
  2. On the top left navigation panel, click Data & personalization.
  3. Under "Activity and timeline," click My Activity.
  4. Find the group of activity you want to delete. You can find it a few different ways, including:
    • Browse by day. (If you don't see groups of items: At the top right of the page, choose More More and then Bundle view.)
    • Near the top of the page, search for a term or use filters.
    • Find activity by date or product.
  5. At the top of a group, choose More More.
  6. Click Delete.

Delete activity by date or product

  1. On your computer, go to your Google Account.
  2. On the top left navigation panel, click Data & personalization.
  3. Under "Activity and timeline," click My Activity.
  4. Near the top of the page, select Filter by date & product.
  5. From here you can:
    • Add a date range.
    • Choose which Google products to include. (Note: Some Google products don't save activity in My Activity.)
  6. At the top of the page, select Search Search.
  7. To delete activity, next to the search bar, select More More.
    • To delete certain items: Choose Select. Choose the items you want to delete. At the top right, select Delete Delete.
    • To delete all items: Select Delete results.

Delete your activity automatically

You can automatically delete some of the activity in your Google Account.

  1. On your computer, go to your Google Account.
  2. On the top left navigation panel, click Data & personalization.
  3. Under "Activity controls," click Web & App Activity or YouTube History and then Manage Activity.
  4. At the top right, click More More and then Keep activity for.
  5. Click the button for how long you want to keep your activity and then Next and then Confirm to save your choice.

Note: Some activity may expire sooner than the timeframe you choose.

Delete activity in other places

Your activity might be saved in places other than My Activity. For example, if you've turned on Location History, that activity is saved to your Maps Timeline instead. You can delete most of your activity that's saved in those places.

Delete other activity saved to your account

  1. On your computer, go to your Google Account.
  2. On the top left navigation panel, click Data & personalization.
  3. Under "Activity and timeline," click My Activity.
  4. At the top right of the page, select More More.
  5. Click Other Google activity.
  6. From here you can:
  • Delete certain activity: Below the activity, select Delete.
  • Get to the right place to delete activity: Below the activity, select Visit.

Delete browser activity

Your activity might be stored in your browser, even if you delete it from My Activity.

Stop saving activity

You can control most of the information that’s displayed in My Activity.

  1. Go to your Google Account.
  2. On the left navigation panel, click Data & personalization.
  3. Under "Activity controls," click Manage your activity controls.
  4. Turn off the activity you don’t want to save.

Note: Some activity isn't included in My Activity.

Stop saving activity temporarily

You can search and browse the web privately.

Note: If you sign in to your Google Account in a private browsing window, your search activity may be stored in that account.

Fix problems

Deleted activity shows in My Activity

  • Make sure the device is connected to the internet. If you delete items from My Activity on one device, they might still appear on any devices that are offline. When the device connects to the internet, the items will be removed.
  • Clear your cache and cookies.

How your activity is deleted

When you use Google sites, apps, and services, some of your activity is saved in your Google Account. Most of this data is kept until you delete it, like when you manually delete or set time periods to automatically delete your data in My Activity. Some data may expire sooner.

When you delete data, we follow a policy to safely and completely remove it from your account. First, deleted activity is immediately removed from view and no longer used to personalize your Google experience. Then, we begin a process designed to safely and completely delete the data from our storage systems.

Even when activity is deleted, some data about your use of Google services may be kept for the life of your Google Account. For example, after you delete a search from My Activity, your account will store the fact that you searched for something, but not what you searched for.

Sometimes we retain certain information for an extended period of time to meet specific business needs or legal requirements. When you delete your Google Account, much of this information is also removed.

Learn more about the data we retain and why.

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