Google’s Android app now lets you delete the last 15 minutes of your search history

Google is undoubtedly one of the most used search engine applications on our smartphones on a daily basis. We use the Google search bar on our phones to quickly get information or get some questions answered. At last year’s Google I/O, the search engine giant announced a new feature in Google’s privacy suite, which allows you to delete your Google search history that you’ve done during of the last 15 minutes.

In July 2021, the feature was rolled out to iOS devices and after about seven months the feature is now available for Android users. The function was identified by Mishaal Rahman on Twitter and we might see the new feature on our side as well. Here’s how the feature works. Delete search from the last 15 minutes on Google

How to delete the last 15 minutes search on Google

  1. Tap your “G” icon in the Google search bar
  2. Tap your profile picture in the top right
  3. In the pop-up screen, you will see “Delete Last 15 Minutes”
  4. Tap on it and you will get a message saying “Deleting history. Changes will appear in your account soon”

Once complete, your Google search history for the past 15 minutes will be deleted. The feature is now rolling out to most Android users and it will be widely available to all users in the coming weeks. This feature is also part of the Google app update. So, if you want to experience this feature, make sure you are using the latest version of the Google app.

With this updater, Android and iOS users can now delete their search history from the last 15 minutes. However, desktop users are now left out. From now on, desktop users can clear browsing data for the last hour, last 24 hours, last 7 days, last 4 weeks, and all time. Additionally, desktop users can also automatically delete activities older than 3 months, 18, or 36 months. With Google I/O 2022 coming in May, we can also announce a similar feature for desktop users.

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