How to View Your Google Search History
Did you ever find a website you were looking for a long time only to forget its name? You found it on your phone, but you’re having trouble finding it again on your PC. Luckily, Google keeps track of all websites and links you’ve ever opened.
You can use the history feature to find any website you’ve opened and continue your work as if nothing happened. Stay with us, and we’ll explore how it works and how you can customize it to your needs.
Searching Through Google Account History
You can access your Google account history at any time. You can also access it from any device provided your Gmail profile is synced on all your devices. Google keeps a detailed history of every web and product search, image opened, and blog post you’ve ever read. You can also find your recent web searches by visiting Web History.
You can access your Google account history on any device including PC, mobile phone, tablet, or Mac. The process is very simple as you need only your username and password. Here is what you have to do:
- Open your browser and load the Google homepage. Once there, you will see the “Sign In” button located in the top right corner. Click on it and then enter your username and password. Click “Sign In” and you will access to your Google account.
- Once there, select “Data & personalization” on the left side menu. Scroll down until you see a tab called “My Activity.” Click on it to access your Google account history.
- In the “My Activity” page, you can view all your Google account search activity. Not only that, you will get a list of all websites, apps, and updates for all devices tied to your Google Account.
- Search bar on the top allows you to find specific activities or websites. The activity page remembers everything you did through your Google account since the day one if you didn’t delete history.
Deleting your Google Account History Manually
You can delete your entire history or only specific activities. You can remove one item at a time by clicking on the three dots next to every activity. You can also delete them in bulk by specifying how far back you want to delete the activities.
Here is what you need to do:
- Open your browser and write “My Activity” in the search bar to access the activity page.
- Google My Activity should pop up as the top result. If not, find it and click on it.
- Once there, select “Activity controls” on the left side.
- You will see that the Google account activities are divided into several groups. You can delete each feature separately. These include web searches and history, locations, device information, voice and audio activity, and YouTube history. If you click the little switch next to an option, Google won’t remember your future actions.
You can also delete items by time. On the left side of the “Web & App Activity” window, you will see several options. Click “Delete activity by” to select how far back you want to delete your activity.
It can be a specific date or you can choose one of the predesigned options and delete everything a week, a month, or all the way back to your account creation. You can also select which type of data to delete.
However, you can also choose to delete your history automatically. On the top of the same page, you will see an option that says “Choose to delete automatically.” That allows you to turn on the automatic deletion feature, so you don’t have to delete things yourself.
Review Your Actions at Any Time
The Google Account history feature can be handy if you can’t remember the name of some website you want to visit again or if you want to double-check if you have updated your devices. Google saves everything for you, and you can quickly go back to any link at any time. You can also delete your activity history to clear your locations, device updates, and other items.
Do you prefer keeping a history of your Google account actions? Which tracking options do you use? Tell us what you think about this feature in the comment section below.