We’ve all made embarrassing Google searches that we might not want to be reminded about, and now you can remove them using this trick.
As useful as it may be to store recent searches, there are a number of reasons why you might want to get rid of them. If anyone else uses your phone you might not want them seeing that you have been looking up the answers to obvious questions, or researching embarrassing subjects.
Get rid of your Google mobile suggested searches using this simple method
Luckily for any of us that have ever made a controversial Google search, there is a way to make sure that related searches do not appear. Even if you haven’t been looking at anything strange, it can be annoying to keep seeing related search queries after a one off search.
Android users can erase their searches using this simple trick. All you have to do is click on the search box at the top of the Android home screen, and some of your recent searches will show up. Tap and hold a suggested search and Android will give you the option of removing it.
This will erase the search from your entire Google history, so the suggested search will not appear on your desktop or any other device.
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If you want to get rid of the search, tap delete. You can find more information about your search history and everything else Google keeps track of by heading to your account page. Turn off suggested searches completely by opening the Google app and navigating through Settings, Accounts & Privacy, Google activity controls and Web & App Activity.
Google continues to refine its search functions, with several recent innovations including the AMP project. The Accelerated Mobile Pages initiative is designed to cut loading times for mobile users, and has started rolling out on searches.
Content providers can sign up to the scheme in order to encourage users to view their websites due to shorter waiting times. However it is viewed with suspicion by some who recognize that they will lose out on advertising revenue.