How to delete your browser history

How to delete your browser history

Cleaning up your Internet browser history will always be a great solution for preventing other people from viewing which websites you have visited. Also, there's website data cached on your PC to help you load pages faster while browsing the web. So, by deleting your browser history, you not only protect your privacy but also reclaim disk space on your computer.

Even though there are many programs specialized on cleaning up your browsing history data, doing it manually from your default web browser still remains the best solution. In this guide, I will show you how to delete the history data that's being stored in the most popular web browsers: Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome.

Most web browsers provide you with the option to browse the web in private mode. This means that no browsing history would be stored while you're visiting websites.

Delete browser history in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is Windows 10 default utility for browsing the web, replacing the well-known Internet Explorer app. It looks nothing like Microsoft's previous default browser, but it's very intuitive and provides you a wide variety of useful features.

Here's what you need to do in order to delete your browsing history in Microsoft Edge:

Step 1

Launch Microsoft Edge on your PC.

Microsoft EdgeMicrosoft Edge

Step 2

Click the "Hub" button (showing 3 horizontal lines) from the right side of the main toolbar. Press the "History" button.

Accessing History Panel In Microsoft EdgeAccessing History Panel In Microsoft Edge

Step 3

Click the "Clear All History" button. You can also delete only certain pages from your browser history. Simply use the "X" button on the right side of the page in question.

Delete browser history in Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox is one of the most popular web browsers in the world. It's compatible with multiple operating systems, provides you with fast browsing speed, comes with many built-in privacy tools, and so much more.

Here's what you need to do in order to clean up your browsing history in Mozilla Firefox:

Step 1

Launch Mozilla Firefox on your PC.

Mozilla FirefoxMozilla Firefox

Step 2

Click the main menu button (showing 3 horizontal lines) from the upper-right side of the interface and select the "History" option.

Accessing History Panel In Mozilla FirefoxAccessing History Panel In Mozilla Firefox

Step 3

Press the "Clear Recent History" button. Select the "Browsing & Download History" option, choose the preferred time range for the cleanup process, and hit the "Clear Now" button.

Clear Recent History In Mozilla FirefoxClear Recent History In Mozilla Firefox

Optional: You can also use the Ctrl+Shift+Del combination to immediately reveal the "Clear Recent History" panel.

Delete browser history in Google Chrome

Like the aforementioned web browser, Google Chrome has many powerful features and is used by millions of people from around the world.

Here's what you need to do in order to delete your browsing history in Google Chrome:

Step 1

Launch Google Chrome on your PC.

Google ChromeGoogle Chrome

Step 2

Click the "Customize and Control" button (showing 3 dots) from the upper-right side of the interface and select the "History" option.

Step 3

Press the "Clear browsing data" button.

Step 4

Select the "Browsing History" from the list and choose the preferred time range for the cleanup process. Click the "Clear browsing data" button.

Conclusion

As you can see, it's very easy to clean up your browsing data no matter which web browser you're using on your Windows PC. Simply follow the aforementioned steps, and you will no longer have to worry about other people checking the websites you're visiting.

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