How many of Google’s products and services do you use? Gmail, Google Docs, Google Drive, Blogger.com, Chrome, Picasa, Chances are you use a fair few Google services. Which means that Google knows more about you than you think.
Whenever your computer is logged into a Google service i.e Gmail/Youtube or any of the searches you perform using Google Search, Images, Maps, or YouTube is logged into the Web History. This is a great feature for those who need to find something they may have searched for in the past or just want a general idea of their searching habits. However, for others, this may be thought of as a privacy concern.
Steps to View and Delete the History:
Step 1: Log into the Google History page google.com/history. Once prompted, enter your Google account username and password. Once successfully logged in, you’ll see a screen similar to the example below.
As shown in the above pictures you can see the graph and recently visited Website information. In the left bar you can also filter these results by video, maps, images, etc..,
Step 2: To delete a search query or a web page you’ve visited, select the associated check box and click Remove items.
Step 3: To delete all your Web Search History, click the gear icon in the top right corner of the History page and select Remove items. Select The beginning of time and click Remove to delete all search history.
Step 4 :Disabling the History – Finally, if you want to disable this feature, click the Pause button. This pauses the Web History feature from logging any of your searches and being displayed on this page.
Step 5 : The Shocking News is that google knows not only your search history but also the following;
- Voice Search Commands.
- Information From your Devices.
- Videos you Search on youtube.
- Videos you Watch on youtube etc..,
Step 6: If you want to Disable all the Google tracings for you account,then go to the below link and click on pause button to stop google from tracing your details. (google.com/settings/accounthistory)
- If you’re not logged into any Google service, your web history is not logged.
- Keep in mind that Google still logs every search query and associates each query with your IP address, even with this feature paused.
- However, disabling this feature will prevent anyone who has access to your computer and your Google login information from viewing your search history.