Google Users Can Now Quickly Delete The Last 15 Minutes Of Their Search History On Android


Wouldn’t it be great if you could just click a button and erase, say, the last 15 minutes of your Google search history?

Last summer, Google added a similar feature to its iOS app, making that dream a reality for iPhone users. Android users can now feel the joy of deleting their most recent search history with a single tap as well.

Google has now added an option to its official Android app to remove the last 15 minutes of a user’s search history, according to The Verge and confirmed by Google. Some Android users are already reporting that the feature is now available to them.

To access this new tool, open the Google app on your Android device and tap on your profile. Tap the “Delete last 15 minutes” option under “Search history” in the pop-up menu. The Google app will then delete the last 15 minutes of your search history from within the app.

Google already offers a way to simply clear your entire search history. You can also opt to automatically delete history that is 3 months old, 18 months old, or 36 months old. Users can also manually delete individual items from their history. However, none of these options are particularly convenient if you want to remove items quickly from just one search session. It appears that 15 minute deletion is the best option for this purpose.

The Google app for iOS and Android will now support this feature. We do not yet know if or when the feature will be available on the desktop version of Google search.