Browse the web? We all do it, and chances are you’ve visited a webpage that should be kept secret. Even if you’re the purest individual on the planet, there are still many reasons why you want to delete history. Chrome, which Google released a decade ago, makes it extremely simple to forget about the past.
Time to get your history cleared. Check out the steps below.
How to delete your history on Chrome
From anywhere on Chrome, select the three-dot icon in the top right and choose ‘History’ in the drop-down menu
The extended sub-menu will give a brief overview of recently closed pages across all devices
Select ‘History’ again in the sub-menu; alternatively, you can use Windows or macOS functions to jump directly into Chrome’s History rundown
If what you’re trying to delete is more recent, mark the checkboxes and select ‘Delete’ to remove it
You’ll need to choose ‘Clear browsing data’ on the left side to dispose of any history in large batches
The pop-up menu will offer various options — time range, browsing history, cookies, and cached images and files
Decide what you’d like deleted from Chrome and from how far back
As for the ‘Advanced’ tab, it has additional data like download history, passwords, and more
Finish the job by hitting the ‘Clear data’ button
On a mobile device, the steps aren’t any different. Jump into the Chrome app’s settings, choose ‘Privacy’, and then you’ll see ‘Clear browsing data’ at the bottom. The options are identical to Chrome on a computer.
Now you’ve put that browsing data in the rearview mirror. While your visit was still tracked, Chrome won’t hang on to the past. It’ll be a clean slate for you unless you’ve deleted only a limited portion of the history. Still, you completed what you set to out to do. Keep these steps in mind whenever there’s a website that you regret landing on or simply want to forget about.
Chrome awaits, so don’t be shy to continue using the web browser widely regarded as the best around. It’s the most popular in the world, anyway.