Want to delete Google history, right? The search giant heard you! Google released a new update which makes it possible to export your complete Google search history within your computer and delete it. The Google search history tells a story of one’s virtual life.
Scrolling over your Google history can be equally terrifying and edifying experience. Now Google has made it possible to see everything you ‘Googled’ and you can erase it all together, with ease. Read along to see yourself how you can delete google history.
Every person is familiar with that, for the purpose of target ads and various other reasons Google always tracks you, however now everyone can check out his/her Google history and also get an indication of why he/she sees those ads.
GOS (Google Operation Systems) initially noticed this new feature, and the new feature is not a big deal for Google. According to the new Google feature, you can see or export your Google search history easily.
Although a person can download everything into his/her PC, but the question is that, why a person would want that data on any device? It definitely is a good idea to delete google history on android, iPhone, iPad, Safari, Chrome, iPod and every single device/app one might have, as who knows even if Google one day might sell your data. Read Sean Hollister of Gizmodo’s view point:
Are you really planning to reminisce someday by digging through an avalanche of queries? Or do you think you’ll need an alibi for a crime? I suppose there are worse things sitting on my computer, but they’re not quite the same clearly marked treasure trove of insight into my entire life.
Hollister wrote, “And then I realized there were dangerous things in my search history,” giving the examples just similar to his street address and subject of his emails used while Hollister got instructions on Google Map.
Google Explained, “Your searches and browsing activity are saved in your Web & App Activity when it’s turned on and you’re signed in to your Google Account. You’re in control of what’s saved, and you can delete it or turn the setting off whenever you like.”
The procedure for exporting or deleting the entire Google history is mentioned on its website. Prior to going through the process of exporting or deleting the Google history, make it ‘sure’ that you are not on a public computer. If you have 2-steps verification for your Google account couldn’t offended, too.
How to Download Your Entire Google Search History
It’s quite straightforward, if you are preparing to export your complete Google search history:
- Simply check out your Web & App Activity page.
- Click on Options icon at the top right corner.
- Now click on “Download”.
- Click on “Create Archive”.
- After that, you will receive an email with the download link.
Google also repeats the reality that the web history you are going to download has been kept in Google drive. So, if the hackers get access to your Google account they can easily steal the web history. To cover this risk, Google recommends 2-steps verification – which is not a bad deal at all.
How to Delete Google Search History
Deleting the web browsing history not means that it will be deleted permanently, the Giant can still gain access to your search history if the law enforcement agencies are looking for it. So, this won’t ascertain the usefulness, if you were preparing for an online crime and then wanted to delete your web history.
We can say that it’s good for general public to keep their browsing history safe from hackers and unwanted advertisers (for example), but it won’t do much for the folks intentionally committing to activities harming others on the Internet. You can delete Google history by following the simple steps provided below:
- Sign-in to your Google Account
- Just visit Web & App Activity page.
- After that click on Setting menu.
- Click on “Remove Items”
- You will find different options like the past hour, the past day, the past week, the last 4 weeks and the beginning of time. Choose whatever you want.
- Then click on Remove and you are done!
You can pause the Google tracking if you want. Just visit your Account History and click on “pause” button.
The Bottom Line
Letting a person to export or delete his/her Google search history means giving the users the authority to control their private data, and many people welcomed this move. However the supreme concerns on how The Giant manages its consumer’s private data won’t leak anytime soon.
On top of deleting your Google search history, you should consider making use of a secure VPN like ExpressVPN to encrypt your Internet searches and browsing activities as disabling or deleting search history doesn’t make you invisible to Google. So, understand the consequences of disabling and deleting your Google search history – and give it all (delete your searches as well as encrypt them via VPN or Tor) to protect your Internet privacy!
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