How to turn off your browsing history on Chrome

How to turn off your browsing history on Chrome
How to turn off your browsing history on Chrome
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Learn how to stop saving your browsing and search activity from your Google Account in Chrome. It is not possible to stop the collection of your browsing data locally on your computer, but you can deactivate it in your online account.

Steps

Turn Off Browsing History on Chrome Step 1

Step 1. Open the Google Chrome browser on your computer

The Chrome icon looks like a tricolor circle with a blue circle in the center.

Turn Off Browsing History on Chrome Step 2

Step 2. Click on your profile icon

It looks like the thumbnail image of your Google profile and can be found at the top right of the New Tab page. A drop-down menu will open.

  • If you don't have a profile picture, you will only see your name's initials on this button.
  • If Chrome opens a page other than New Tab, just open a new tab yourself to display the button you want.
  • If you are not yet signed in to your Google account on Chrome, you will see a blue Sign In button. In this case, click on it and identify yourself to access your account.
Turn Off Browsing History on Chrome Step 3

Step 3. Click My Account

It's the blue button in the drop-down menu. Your Google account page will then open.

Turn Off Browsing History on Chrome Step 4

Step 4. Click Manage Activity Orders

This can be found under the Data & Personalization navigation panel in the center column of your Google Account.

If you don't see this option, click Data & Personalization at the top. Then look for the management option in the left navigation panel

Turn Off Browsing History on Chrome Step 5

Step 5. Click Manage Activities

This option is in capital blue letters under the heading Orders relating to the activity. You will be asked to confirm this action in a new pop-up window.

Turn Off Browsing History on Chrome Step 6

Step 6. Turn off the Web and app activity switch

It is activated when it is blue in color and you will be asked to confirm your choice in a pop-up window.

Turn Off Browsing History on Chrome Step 7

Step 7. Click DISABLE in the pop-up window

Your choice is then confirmed, the switch is deactivated and becomes grayed out. Chrome no longer saves your browsing and search data in your Google Account.

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