As most of you already know, Google keeps a tab on
pretty much everything you do on a Google site, provided
that you signed in on any one of these websites.
Everything you do is recorded, and can be used against
you in the future. Search data can reveal particularly
sensitive information about you, such as facts about
your location, interests, age, religious views, and so
on. You can, however, choose to not be so vulnerable,
and can remove all of your Google web history to protect
yourself from an unforeseen eventuality.
In this post, I'll show you how to remove your entire
Google web history.
Before we begin, please note that any data you remove
will be deleted permanently. Google keeps a lot of
useful information that helps you find what you're
looking for faster. It gives you quick access to
webpages you've visited in the past, and even lets you
know in search results which pages you've visited, and
when. This information can be useful if you're a power
user, and like to get things done quickly.
But if you still want, you can go ahead and erase your
entire web history. You can also pick and choose
individual items to remove, so that you won't lose
Delete your Google Web History
Follow these steps to partially or completely.
Step 1: Visit your Google History page at https://www.google.com/history.
Alternatively, you can click the gear icon on
the upper right corner of a search results page, and
then go to Search
Step 2: Click on the gear icon
again, and then go to Settings.
Step 3: Click on the delete
all link. You'll be prompted for a confirmation.
Click on Delete
and your entire search history is gone!
Step 4 (optional): Click on the Turn off button
on the Settings page to stop Google from storing your
If you don't want to delete your entire history, you can
select individual items from the History main page, and
delete them. This, by no means, implies that Google has
nothing more to do with your data. They still keep some
of your information on their servers for auditing and
other such purposes. But at least your personal data is
off the line now, and isn't susceptible to leaking out
into the wrong hands.
Rest easy :)