Google has launched a feature that will assist users with deleting the most recent 15 minutes of search history on its Android application.
A statement by the organization’s representative Ned Adriance says:
“We’re currently rolling this feature out on the Google app for Android and expect it to be available to everyone using the app in the next few weeks. We’re continuing to explore ways to bring this helpful feature to other surfaces.”
Google previously announced this feature at Google I/O at some point in May 2021, before it at long last found it’s direction on the Android application.
In spite of the fact that it came to Google’s iOS application later in July 2021, after which the organization uncovered the Android form would show up later in 2021, the organization later failed to comply with the time constraint for reasons unknown.
For the time being, Google hasn’t confirmed when the feature will also be available on desktops.
To affirm the feature is accessible to your gadget, sign on to Google’s Android application, tap your profile picture, and search for the “Delete last 15 min” option.
With this functionality, be rest assured you can easily delete the most recent search history with just a few taps here and there.
For users who are not exactly proficient with this feature and the Google application, deleting the most recent 15 minutes of Search history isn’t the only option accessible to users by Google.
The organization has also empowered users to automatically delete all of their search histories after three months, 18 months and after 36 months depending on their preference.
Now this is how to delete your Google Search history automatically after a set time limit:
Step 1: On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google app.
Step 2: At the top right, tap your Profile picture > go to Search history > go to Controls.
Step 3: On the “Web & App Activity” card, tap Auto-delete.
Step 4: Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
Additionally, you can also automatically delete some of the activity in your Google Accounts such as YouTube history, and location history among other things.
Step-by-step guide for the same process:
Step 1: On your Android phone open your device’s Settings app > go to Google > Manage your Google Account.
Step 2: At the top, tap Data & personalization.
Step 3: Under “Activity controls,” tap Manage your activity controls.
Step 4: Below “Web & App Activity,” “YouTube History,” or “Location History,” tap Auto-delete.