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.

  • On the Search History page, under Change history settings, click Off.
Note

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

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  • On the Search History page, under Change history settings, click On.
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  • If you’re not signed in

    To clear a single search from history, on the Search History page, click the X next to the search you want to delete.

    To clear all of your search history, on the Search History page, under Change history settings, click Clear all. This deletes any search history on this device.

  • If you’re signed in to a Microsoft account

    On your Microsoft Privacy dashboard, under Clear search history, click Clear search history, and then click Clear. This deletes any search history associated with your Microsoft account.

  • If you’re signed in to a work or school account

    On the Search History page, under Clear search history, click Clear all, and then click Yes. This deletes any search history associated with that account.

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  1. On any Bing.com page, click three-line icon in the upper-right corner, and then click Search history.
  2. To see your search history by type or date, use the menus above your search history.

Some features and functionality described here may not be available in your country or region.

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