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How To Clear History on Chrome in 6 Simple Steps

Shaun M Jooste

Shaun M Jooste

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We all love the convenience of having world-class information available at our fingertips. Chrome is one of many superb browsers you use daily to browse the Web and find whatever you need. You can download Chrome free and fast for Android, iPhone, Windows, and Mac.

If you’re the ‘60s or ‘70s baby, you indeed have more awe for technology than most. Understanding what a paper-search entailed is lost to millennials and beyond. That said, it was easier to erase any trace of your research when all you had to do was close the pages of a book. 

How To Clear History on Chrome in 6 Simple Steps

You should leave some online searches in the past, never to be seen again. Yes, we agree. But it’s not the only reason you should learn how to clear history on Chrome. It also benefits your device security, and it clears up loads of space on your hard drive.

How To Clear History on Chrome

Fortunately, you can do it in a few quick steps.

Step 1: Open Chrome

You can follow the same steps on PC and mobile. Open your Chrome on whatever device you want to clear the search history.

Step 2: Click on the ‘More’ button

The ‘More’ button is in the top right corner of your screen.

Step 3: Go to History

Click on the ‘History’ button > ‘History.’

Step 4: Clear data

Now you can navigate to the left and select the ‘Clear Browsing data’ option.

Step 5: Select what to delete

You can select how much space you want to clear up by choosing precisely what you want to delete from the history. You can tick every box that you prefer Chrome to clear. Remember also to tick ‘browsing history’ here.

Step 6: Finish clearing

You can finish the action by clicking on ‘Clear data.’

Gone in a flash!

Just like that your search history is cleared, and you can enjoy a fresh start to building up a search history again.

Shaun M Jooste

Shaun M Jooste

I live in South Africa, Cape town, as a father of two children. I've been gaming almost all my life, with plenty of experience writing reviews and articles on the latest titles. With 15 years of experience in local government performing Facilities Management functions, I moved towards becoming CEO of my own company, Celenic Earth Publications, which serves to publish author's books, including my own. I'm a published author of horror and fantasy novels, while I also dabble in game and movie scriptwriting.

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