Google Launches Delete Last 15 Minutes Web Browsing History Feature

Deep Gautam
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It will be recalled what has happened in the past, but your phone’s web browsing history shall never be saved. There are several meme photos depicting this concept that is constantly spreading on social media in many cases. On the one hand, internet users are worried about their surfing history, which is understandable. They, without a doubt, do not want anybody to be able to see their online surfing history to prevent being placed in an unpleasant position. To avoid this, internet users depend on the delete history option provided by their web browsers.

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With the introduction of a new feature to its Android app last year, Google began rolling out the ability for users to easily remove the previous 15 minutes of their WEB browsing history. At Google’s annual developers’ conference, I/O 2021, the internet giant announced that it would roll out a quick web browsing deletion feature for its proprietary Google Chrome browser for Android devices and desktop.

If you’re a Google user, you’ll be happy to know that the company makes it easier to delete your web browsing history. The functionality has been available since July in Google’s iOS-based app. At the time, the firm said that it would extend the same functionality to its Android app and its website later in the year. However, the feature for android devices and desktops remained shelved until now.

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Former XDA Developers editor-in-chief Mishaal Rahmaan first noticed the functionality after receiving a tip about its upcoming release on the Android operating system. It was later revealed that Google was rolling out its “fast erase” feature on the Google app for Android. The company confirmed that it was intended to be accessible to everyone who used the app in the coming weeks.

To see whether you’ve gotten the update, launch Google’s Android app, your profile picture, and search for the “Delete last 15 minutes” option under the “Delete last 15 minutes” heading. With the help of this feature, you may quickly and conveniently remove your search history

Delete your Google web browsing history on an Android device

Google collects a lot of information about you based on your web and app usage. This Data is used to give you personalized ads, among other things. If you want to delete this web browsing history, here’s what you need to do:

  • – First, launch the Google app on your Android phone or tablet.
    – Next, tap your profile image at the upper right of the screen. Then choose Search history and Controls.
    – Then select “Auto-delete” from the “Web & App Activity” card in step three.
    – Finally, follow the on-screen directions provided to finish the procedure.
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  • Additionally, you may set your Google Account to automatically remove certain types of information, such as YouTube history and location data, among other things. Here’s a step-by-step way of accomplishing the same goal:

  • – The first step is to open the Settings app on your Android phone, go to Google and choose to Manage your Google Account.
    – Next, select Data & customization from the drop-down menu at the top.
    – Then select Manage your activity controls from the drop-down menu under “Activity controls.”
    – Finally, select Auto-delete from the drop-down menus underneath “Web & App Activity.
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