How to View & delete your Chrome browsing history

Viewing and managing your browsing history in Chrome is a straightforward process that allows you to control the information stored about your online activity. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to view and delete your Chrome browsing history on both desktop and mobile devices:

Viewing Chrome Browsing History on Desktop:

  1. Open Chrome: Launch Google Chrome on your computer.

  2. Access History: In the top right corner of the Chrome window, click the three dots icon (⋮) and select History from the drop-down menu.

  3. Browse History: The History page will display a list of websites you have visited in chronological order. You can use the search bar to find specific websites.

Deleting Chrome Browsing History on Desktop:

  1. Access History: Follow steps 1 and 2 from the previous section to open the History page.

  2. Select Time Range: Click the Clear browsing data button in the top right corner of the History page.

  3. Choose Data to Delete: In the Clear browsing data dialog box, select the options for the data you want to delete, such as Browsing history, Cookies and site data, Cached images and files, and Downloaded files.

  4. Choose Time Range: Select the desired time range for which you want to delete history. You can choose to clear all history or a specific time range, such as the past hour, the past 24 hours, or the past week.

  5. Click Clear Data: Click the Clear data button to confirm the deletion of the selected browsing history.

Viewing Chrome Browsing History on Mobile:

  1. Open Chrome: Launch the Chrome app on your Android or iOS device.

  2. Tap History Icon: In the bottom navigation bar, tap the three dots icon (⋮) and select History from the options.

  3. View History: The History page will display a list of websites you have visited in chronological order. You can use the search bar to find specific websites.

Deleting Chrome Browsing History on Mobile:

  1. Access History: Follow steps 1 and 2 from the previous section to open the History page.

  2. Tap Delete: At the bottom of the History page, tap Delete.

  3. Select Data to Delete: Choose the options for the data you want to delete, such as History, Cookies and site data, and Cached images and files.

  4. Choose Time Range: Select the desired time range for which you want to delete history. You can choose to clear all history or a specific time range, such as the past hour, the past day, or the past week.

  5. Tap Delete: Tap Delete to confirm the deletion of the selected browsing history.