How to clear your Google search history

It’s easy to clear and delete your Google internet search history on these web browsers.

To keep your online browsing private it’s best to clear your Google search history on a regular basis.

It’s simple and quick to do: we show you how to do it on Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge.

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How to delete your Google search history in Chrome

Open Google Chrome and click on the three vertical dots in the top right-hand corner. Go down to History and choose History from the drop-down menu. You can also reach the History page directly by clicking Ctrl+H.

Once there, click Clear browsing data on the left-hand side and then select Browsing history and click Clear Browsing Data. If you want to clear more at this point, you can also select Download history to help clean up your web browser.

To clear everything, make sure you select the beginning of time at the top of the clear browsing data pop-up.

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How to delete your Google search history in Firefox

Go to Google on your Firefox browser. In the top right hand corner click on the icon that looks like a group of books stacked together and click History. Then click Clear Recent history.

In the drop down menu change it to Everything and then make sure Browsing & Download History is ticked and press Clear Now.


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How to clear your Google search history in Internet Explorer

Open up Google in Internet Explorer. Click the cog icon in the top right hand corner and click Internet Options.

Tick the box that says Delete browsing history on exit and click Apply and then click OK. To specify what is deleted click Delete… and choose History.

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How to clear Google search history in Edge

Open up Google in Edge. Click on the three horizontal dots in the top right hand corner and choose Settings from the drop down menu.

Under Clear browsing data click Choose what to clear. Select Browsing history and whatever else you would like to delete and click Clear.


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