How you can see, delete and stop saving your Google search history and other activities

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Google Delete Activity Page

Last updated on August 4th, 2019

Google knows you better than you know yourself. It keeps track of everything you have ever searched for. It is your Google Activity and this post will teach you how to permanently delete your Google history to enhance your internet privacy and prevent your search and browsing data from following you around forever.

Google uses all this data to construct a profile about you, including your age, gender, languages, and interests, and filters search results and ads for you based on your profile.

You can download all of your saved search history to see a list of the terms you’ve searched for before you delete and disable it forever.

How to download all your Google history

Steps

  1. Sign into your Google account.
  2.  From your Google Takeout “Download your data” pageselect the data you’d like to download. By default, all of the boxes are selected.
  3. Click on Next.
  4. Select your archive format and delivery method, then select Create archive.
  5. You’ll receive a notification when the archiving process is complete.You’ll received an email with a link to download our archive.

Now that you’ve downloaded an archive of your data, you’re ready to delete your history.

How to delete all your Google activity

Steps

  1. Sign into your Google account.
  2. Go to your My Activity Page.
  3. At the top right of the page, choose More More and then Delete activity by.
  4. Below “Delete by date,” select the Down arrow Down Arrow and then All time.
  5. Select Delete.

Your activity might be saved in places other than My Activity. For example, if you’ve turned on Location History, that activity is saved to your Maps Timeline instead. You can delete most of your activity that’s saved in those places.

You’ve now deleted your Google search history.