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Forget 1 hour, delete even 15 minutes of Google Chrome history on Android soon

On your phone, Google Chrome will allow you to delete browsing data for a time period as short as 15 minutes soon.

| Updated on: Feb 05 2023, 07:04 IST
In Pics: Know 5 ways to stay safe online on Google Chrome
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1/5 Keep strong password: Using a password manager (even if it’s not Google’s) will help you store and use a strong, unique password for each site you log into. Google Password Manager can suggest and save a strong, unique password of gobbledygook (like KZamPPzj43T9mQM). Then, Chrome will autofill the password next time you need it — on any device. Chrome should suggest a new strong password when creating a new account, or you can always right click in the password field and click “Suggest Password.” (Pixabay)
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2/5 Keep updating Google Chrome: Like every other application, security engineers work to keep Chrome safe against the latest threats, by working on updates and improvements. And these updates and improvements come out at least every two weeks. Chrome checks for updates regularly, and when one is available, Chrome downloads it immediately and then applies it when you close and reopen the browser. But if you haven’t closed your browser in a while, you may have a pending update visible in the upper right corner of the browser window. To apply the update, click “Update” or simply close and reopen Chrome. (REUTERS)
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3/5 Keep note of Chrome's download warnings: Chrome warns its users about dangerous downloads when possible. When you see a download warning, you can still download the file, but it is recommended not to do so. Computers are often compromised by malware because people misunderstand or ignore warnings. (Pixabay)
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4/5 Use 2-step verification: Two-factor authentication can use your phone to add an extra step to verify that it's you when you sign in. Signing in with both a password and a second step on your phone protects against password-stealing scams. If you sign into Chrome with a Google Account, be sure that you’re enrolled in 2-step verification to protect your account. (Unsplash)
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5/5 Use the browser with Enhanced security protection: To be even more secure while browsing the web in Chrome, turn on Enhanced Safe Browsing protection in your Chrome settings. It substantially increases protection from dangerous websites and downloads by sharing real-time data with Safe Browsing. If you’re signed in, Chrome and other Google apps you use (Gmail, Drive, etc) will be able to provide improved protection based on a holistic view of threats you encounter on the web and attacks against your Google Account, according to the blog post. (Pixabay)
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So far, Google Chrome users can delete browsing history for one hour. (Unsplash)

Love to browse the latest trends on the Internet? Hate to leave behind a trail of what you did on your phone? Till now, you could go to the history feature in order to delete your browser data going back up to 1 hour. But things may change soon for all Android smartphone users. Instead of an hour, they will be able to delete Google Chrome history for a period as short as 15 minutes, a Chrome Story report has revealed.

As per the report, Google is working on a new ‘Quick Delete' feature, which will let Chrome users on Android devices delete the browsing data even for the last 15 minutes. They will need to tap the three-dots settings menu in the top right corner to access the feature when, and if, it is rolled out.

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How to delete browsing history on Google Chrome

  • First, open Chrome and at the top right, click More or three-dots.
  • Now tap History and on the left, click Clear browsing data.
  • After that, select how much history you want to delete from the browsing data. You can select All time to clear everything.
  • Now, check the boxes for the information that you want Chrome to clear such as Browsing history, cookies, and cached images and files.
  • Tap Clear data and that's all!

How to delete browsing history on Google Chrome on iPhone

  • On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Chrome app and tap More with three dots. Now go to the History settings.
  • At the bottom, click on Clear browsing data.
  • Now, select the types of information you want to remove including clear browsing data.
  • Now at the top right, tap Done.

How to clear Chrome browsing data on Android Phone

  • On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  • Tap More More and then Settings.
  • Tap Privacy and security and then Clear browsing data.
  • Choose a time range, like Last hour or All time.
  • Select the types of information you want to remove.
  • Tap Clear data.

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First Published Date: 05 Feb, 06:54 IST