How to Delete Last 15 Minutes of Search History on Google

Google has a privacy feature called “Delete last 15 mins” that lets you delete whatever you recently looked up using its search tool. This can come in handy whenever you’re searching for some sensitive information or something you don’t want Google to suggest to you in the future. 

In this post, we’ll explain how to use the Delete last 15 mins tool on your phone and why you must use it.  

How to delete the last 15 minutes of your Google search history

You can delete the last 15 minutes of your search history using the Google app on Android or iOS. So, before you use the feature, make sure you have the Google app installed from the App Store on iOS or Google Play Store on Android. 

  1. Open the Google app on your phone and tap on your account picture at the top right corner.
  2. In the overflow menu that appears, select Delete last 15 mins
  3. Google will now delete your search history and anything you searched for in the last 15 minutes will be removed from your account. When you do that, you should see the “Deleting search history from your Google account” message at the bottom of the Google app. 

When and why should you delete your recent search history?

The Delete last 15 min option adds an extra layer of protection to your Search history that lets you instantly erase whatever you searched for on Google in the last 15 minutes. With this feature, you can safely search for something on Google without needing to switch to Incognito mode on your browser or Google app.

When you use the Delete last 15 min feature, Google won’t use your searched data to mix with its search algorithm. This way, it won’t suggest future articles and news regarding the topics you searched for recently. 

That’s all you need to know about deleting your recent Google search history. 


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