How to Delete Internet Browsing History?

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How to Delete Internet Browsing History?

There are quite a few reasons as to why a person would want to delete his/her browsing history. The reasons can range from clearing caches and cookies for enhanced web browsing performances, or for other reasons that are quite unmentionable.

Regardless of anything, you all delete your browser history regularly. However, the process of the deletion of history on different browsers is a little different.

So, if you have recently changed your web browser or simply want to know how to delete browsing history, you’re at the right place. We take a look at how you can delete your browsing history from all the major web browsers. Take a look:

How To Delete Browsing History On Chrome?

Let’s begin by discussing the most popular web browser, the Google Chrome. Viewing browsing history and later deleting it is perhaps the easiest to do on this particular browser. To delete your browsing history on Chrome, simply press ‘Cltrl’ and ‘H’ simultaneously. You will be taken to the history page. Once you’re there, look on the left-hand side, where you can find an option called ‘Delete Browsing History.’ Click on it, and your entire browsing history will be gone.

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How To Delete Browsing History On Internet Explorer?

While you may say that no one really used Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, it still is our duty to inform you of how you can delete your browsing history there. Open your browser and look for the ‘Favorites’ icon on the top left corner. Once you click it, go to the history tab. There you can see specific time frames. Simply right click on a given time frame and select delete.

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How To Delete Browsing History On Android?

Given the fact that almost all Android phones come with the Google Chrome, it would be safe to say that most people use the Chrome to browse the internet on their phones. To delete browsing history on your Android device, first open Chrome and then tap on the ‘Options’ on the top right corner. From there, you’ll get a drop down menu where you’ll find ‘History.’ Tap on it and then select ‘Delete browsing history’ to delete your history.

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Remember, that deleting browsing data doesn’t mean that it has completely vanished from the servers of your browser. If the company wants, it can gain access to your browsing history even if you’ve deleted it, or if you’ve been surfing the web on the incognito mode. How often do you clear your browsing history? Let us know in the comments below.

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Rather than deleting your browser history over and over again, I would recommend that you use the Incognito mode to open the links that you do not want other people to know about. Almost every browser has an incognito mode in which no history, cache and searched data is stored. If you are using Google Chrome, then pressing Ctrl + Shift + N key will open an Incognito browser window on your desktop or laptop. Another way is to click on the option button on the top right corner of your Chrome which appears like three dots in vertical position. After clicking on it, a list will appear where you third option will be 'New incognito window', which you have to click. 

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