How To Delete Your Search History Off Google's Servers

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Called Your Data, the feature shows up in Google Search instead of being buried in your Google Account page.

Visit the Google homepage on your desktop or mobile device where you're logged in, and then click on Settings Your data in Search.

Other privacy controls such as disabling ad personalization will also now be easier to reach. Ad personalisation can be similarly switched off. Google recently also had announced tighter privacy policies for third party apps on its Play Store.

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Google and Facebook have been hit separately by class action lawsuits accusing the companies of secretly tracking users' locations, even after those users were led to believe that they had switched such tracking off. Google has a LOT of data on us all, however these new controls appear to also make it a lot easier to clear that data away when you decide you don't want them to have it - putting the power back in your hands. The company said the changes involve highlighting existing privacy controls, not adding new settings. "And these stockpiles of personal data serve only to enrich the companies that collect them".

Head to myactivity.google.com on your desktop and sign in with your account (if you aren't already logged in). Just use the three-dot menus next to each search term.

Log into your Google account in Chrome browser app. Google says that it "uses search activity from billions of searches to develop features like more relevant suggestions and results based on what other people are searching for".

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Scroll down to the "Your search activity section". They'll be available in the Google app for iOS and Android in the coming weeks.

The new security link is now available on the web and mobile versions of the Google Search page, but in a post on its Keyword blog, Google said it planned to add similar links to the Google app on iOS and Android in "the coming weeks", and to other apps, starting with Google Maps, in 2019.

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