Turn search history off or on

Turn search history off or on

How to see your search history, clear it, or turn it off or on.

Your search history shows what you searched for, the dates of your searches, and sites you have gone to. Also, based on results that you've clicked, it can help improve your search results.

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When search history is off nothing new is added to your search history. Your existing history isn't deleted. To delete your search history, you need to clear it.


If you can't turn off search history, enable JavaScript and cookies in your browser, and then try again.

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  • To clear a single search from history, on the Search History page, click the X for the search you want to delete.
  • To clear your entire search history, on the Search History page, click Clear all.
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  1. Click Settings icon in the upper-right corner of the page, and then click History on the left of the page.
  2. To see your search history by type or date, use the menus above your search history.

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