How to delete searches & other activity

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You can delete past searches, browsing history, and other activity from your Google Account. You’re in control of what’s stored in My Activity, and you can stop saving most activity at any time.


Delete My Activity items:

Delete all activity:

– On your computer, go to My Activity.

– At the top right of the page, choose More More  and then Delete activity by.

– Below “Delete by date,” select the Down arrow Down Arrow  and then All time.

– Select Delete.

Delete individual activity items

For example, this could include a search you did on Google or a website you visited on Chrome:

– On your computer, go to My Activity.
– Find the item you want to delete. You can find an item a few different ways, including:
– Browse by day. At the top right of the page, choose More More  and then Item view
– Search or use filters.
– On the item you want to delete, choose More More  and then Delete.

Delete related items

Note: All similar activity might not be grouped together.
– On your computer, go to My Activity.
– 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 thenBundle view.)
– Near the top of the page, search for a term or use filters.
– Find activity by date or product.
– At the top of a group, choose More More  and then Delete.

Delete activity by date or product

– On your computer, go to My Activity.

– Near the top of the page, select Filter by date & product.

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.)

At the top of the page, select Search Search

– 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 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

– On your computer, go to My Activity.

– At the top right of the page, select More More  and then Other Google activity.

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.
– Learn how to delete browsing history and other browser data from Chrome.
– If you use another browser, check its instructions for how to delete this info.

Stop saving activity

You can control different types of activity that are saved in My Activity.

Stop saving activity completely

You can prevent searches, browsing history, and most other activity from being saved to your account:
– On your computer, go to Activity controls.
– Turn off the activity you don’t want to save.

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.

Data about your use of products & services

When you use Google products and services, some of your data is kept in your Google Account. This includes when and how you use certain features.

Your use of products and services is saved, even if you delete the details of your activity or other items. 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.

The Google Privacy Policy explains how Google uses this data. It helps Google do things like:

– Prevent spam and abuse

– Improve products and services, and develop new ones

– Understand how different products and features impact each other

– Get business insights, like how many people use certain products or features and for how long

This data is saved as long as it’s relevant to meet uses like those above. If you delete your account, this data is removed from it.

Learn more about the data Google collect and why.