Privacy: Google makes it easier to delete your search history

Privacy: Google makes it easier to delete your search history

Google launched an update today that make sit easier for Google users to delete the search history.

The company is also planning to extend similar changes in services like Google Maps which saves a massive amount of location and search data. We explain how to clear your search history off of Google's servers using this new tool.

Users had to open the My Activity page after signing in to their Google account to delete some or even all of the records.

Having been on the receiving end of numerous fines from European regulators, Google appears to be covering itself from future litigation as much as it is giving end users more control over their personal data.

First and foremost, you can now delete your search history without ever leaving Google Search.

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Google, whose parent company is Alphabet Inc., said it is making changes to some of its core products to make its data collection practices easier for users to understand. Let us know what you'd like to learn about in the comments.

In the recent past, Google has brought changes in the privacy controls and search history that makes it possible to review and delete search history.

The investigation of Google+ was part of a larger internal review that prompted Google to overhaul some of the privacy features at a company that, until recently, has largely avoided the high-profile controversies that have engulfed tech firms like Facebook.

Alternatively, go to Settings and select the Your data in Search option from a search results page. While it is not a huge advance in terms of our level of control, making it easy and obvious that protecting your data can and should be a habit is a small step in the right direction.

The updates are rolling out on desktop, mobile web and the Google Search app for iOS on Wednesday, but won't be available on the Android app until the coming weeks.

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