Did you know, Google tracks everything you search online and stores this in your online account if you are logged in. Think about it. This information can be either personal to you or can be very valuable information for marketing purposes. If you have searched certain medical conditions you have the google now has this information. If you are performing a lot of searches for a particular model Car the Google can use this for marketing purposes.
Google knows everything but there may be somethings that you want to keep to yourself. things from your many internet searches. Deleting your browsing history in Google is a valuable way to protect your privacy on the internet. In this article we will go through the steps you need to follow to clear your search history in google and also how to stop Google from tracking this in the future.
Erase your Google search history
The process of erasing your Google search history is actually quite simple. All you need to do is to go to Google’s My Activity page. https://myactivity.google.com/
You can either visit this web page directly or if you are already on google.com then you can navigate to Setting in the bottom right hand corner of the window and select History.
- Click Delete activity by on menu to the left of your screen.
- Choose how far back you would like to delete your history on the pop-up menu.
- When you click on an option, another menu will appear to detail what you’re about to do.
- Click Delete if you want to continue, or Cancel to choose a different time range.
How to Stop Google tracking me!
Now lets stop Google from tracking your activities in the future.
To find Activity Controls, head to https://myactivity.google.com/
Tap the circle in the upper corner with your image or initials inside and a menu will open. Click Manage your Google Account.
Click on the “Manage your data & personalization” section of the Privacy & Personalization category. Under Activity controls, you can choose to pause Web & App activity tracking, Location History, YouTube History and more. To see other options, click “Manage your activity controls.”
And that’s it, you now know how to clear your search history in Google and google will no longer track your activity online…. It’s that simple.