Google hasn’t said anything about extending this feature to the web version as announced for Android and iOS, but chances are, with the upcoming Google I/O event slated for May this year.

Google on Android users can now delete the last 15 minutes of search history as Google on iOS users. After tweaking the chat history delete feature on iOS, it’s finally extended the modified feature to Android as well (via The Verge).

The feature was officially announced last year at Google I/O in May. The feature arrived in the iOS version of the Google app in July last year, and Google had promised that by the end of 2021, Android users will also be able to use the feature, but missed the deadline.

Google hasn’t said anything about extending this feature to the web version as announced for Android and iOS, but chances are, with the upcoming Google I/O event slated for May this year.

The last minute delete feature allows the user to delete the search history in the browser in the last 15 minutes. The searches made before 15 minutes will be kept unless the user deletes them manually or set the auto delete history feature after a fixed interval.

To use the feature on Android, open the Google app on your device, tap the profile icon in the top right corner, and tap “Delete last 15 minutes.”

The feature is useful if you don’t use a Google browser on someone else’s device for more than 15 minutes and don’t want that person to know about your searches, or if you use the same Google account on different devices by different people.

Google also offers three other separate options to delete search history automatically. One can set the option to delete search history for three, 18 or 36 months of age. Those who use Chrome can also quickly clear the search history by going to the Settings section.


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