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Why deleting your Google history is a must-do

Why deleting your Google history is a must-do

How comfortable with Google having a copy of everything you’ve searched… ever?

Unless you move to a private search engine DuckDuckGo, then your search engine still likely has a copy of everything you’ve ever searched.

Let’s take Google for example. Check out your Google Search History: searches, locations, interests. They’ve recorded it all.

Deleting your Google search history will prevent it from being used by the highest bidder on the millions of sites and apps that use Google’s advertising networks.

To delete the results you can click on the dots on the top-right hand of the page and select “Delete activity by…” then, select “All time” and hit delete.

Screenshot showing how to delete Google activity history.

DuckDuckGo is a good alternative that works most of the time. Most of the time? Yep. It’s not that it doesn’t functionally work it’s just that the search results are not quite as good as Google all of the time. Give it a go and see for yourself.

Just remember this statement from DuckDuckGo though – can the same be said of Google?

At DuckDuckGo, we believe in private by default. In fact, we protect your search history from everyone — even us!