Before Wednesday, you had to pop into your Google account to manage this data. But clearing the activity data that's on Google's servers has never been especially easy - deterring many users from clearing the record of their darkest desires and favourite bad memes.
With the new European Union laws in place regarding personal data use, more and more major tech firms are giving users outside Europe the ability to see what personal data is being collected about them and what that data is used for.
Within this new educational tool, users can review and delete Search activity (either the last hour, or all activity) and quickly access relevant privacy controls within their Google Account.
This is why Google is bringing new changes that will let you review and delete recent search history within Google search itself.
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Google announced more accessible privacy controls built into Search instead of making you access your Google Account page. As a result, giant tech companies are facing a lot of criticism, and they're feeling pressure to better protect their users' privacy.
Before doing so, you can look over the search terms you've used (and the websites you've visited while searching). To delete all your Google search history, click the "Delete all Search activity" button.
The latter one states that (if left on), it will remember your activity on Google websites and apps, including information like current location.
Scroll down to "Delete your Search activity" on the page. In 2019, Google will expand these features to Maps, with many more Google services set to receive additional privacy features in the years to come.