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How to Disable your Google Search History

Written by Wamiq Ali

Last day we wrote about how to delete Google’s search history because it is going to keep what you do over Google, chrome and android smartphone for over a decade. Every link you click, every search query you fire, is going to be kept by Google. Today, let’s give you another tutorial which will save you from mess of letting Google keep your search history. Let’s disable your Google search history logging forever, and Google by far is a very good company that they have given you this option.

The thing is that you might suffer from some changes in your search results, the results won’t be personalised anymore. The search query which you fire up will be broad this time with fresh results every time as queried by Google. So, if you want a personalised experience and want to allow Google to give you the most suitable results, then don’t disable your Google Search History.

Bonus: Learn How to Delete Specific Google Search History

How to permanently disable Google search history?

Step 1: Visit My Google Activity for viewing your search history. You might need to login through your gmail account.

Step 2: Click on those three dots on the top right corner. A drop down menu will appear, just click on the “Activity Controls” this will allow you to turn off and turn on Google Search History.

Step 3: A new browser page will open. There you need to turn off a setting. See the screenshot below, just turn this off. Clicking on the blue slider will stop Google from collecting your search history.

Step 4: You might see a window, a kind of notice once you push the turn off button. Just click “pause” in the end of that notice, or if it’s a confirmation seeking message then just click ok. This window is to make sure that you don’t turn off this Google search history option by mistake.

Scroll down a bit and you can also turn off your location history. You might be interested in turning off other things which Google keeps for your record. Just scroll down and many other interesting options can be discovered and you might be also worried that how much experience in shape of personal record is needed by new algorithms like Google to give you best results.

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Wamiq Ali

Programmer, Blogger and an Entrepreneur trying to make this web a better place by making others learn for free.

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