How to View & Clear Google Chrome Browsing Search History

Last updated on March 1st, 2014

When you use your Internet browser to search whatever interests you, your web browser keeps a record of websites that you have visited to make it easier for you to find them in the future. That feature is called “Browsing History” and regardless of the fact that it is a very useful feature, on the other side, it bypasses your privacy in case you are using a computer which is also accessed by other people.  This is a step by step tutorial on how to view and delete your browsing history or parts of it in Google Chrome browser.

How to view your browsing history in Google Chrome.

First of all open Google Chrome and navigate to history view and options (settings). To do that:

Open the Chrome main menu image and choose "History".*

*Tip: You can also open history settings by typing: chrome://history at the URL Address bar.


In history window you have the following options:

  • Option 1: Clear all of your browsing history data during a specific time.
  • Option 2: View & Clear specific visited pages.


How to clear your browsing history in Google Chrome.

Option 1: Clear all of your browsing history data during a specific time in Chrome.

Now let’s suppose that we want to clear all or some of our browsing data history. To do that:

1. Press the “Clear Browsing Data” button.*

* Tip: You can also open this menu by typing: chrome://settings/clearBrowserData at the URL Address bar.


3. In “Clear browsing data” options:

a. Press the drop-down arrow to select the period from which you want to clear your browsing data. (e.g. the beginning of time).


b. Next you can select the type of data that you want the remove from history (e.g. Autofill form data, passwords, etc) and press the “Clear browsing data” button.



Option 2: View & Clear specific visited pages in Chrome.

If you want to delete specific page(s) from your browsing history, then select the checkbox(es) for every webpage that you want to delete and hit the “Remove selected items” button at the top:



That's it!

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