Google Lets Android Users Quickly Delete the Last 15 Minutes of Their Search History

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Forget to enter Incognito mode before hitting up that favorite porn site on your spouse-shared Android smartphone? No problem, as Google has begun rolling out a new feature that allows users with questionable web habits to quickly erase their immediate search histories from prying eyes at the push of a button.

Google is now rolling out an option for removing the last 15 minutes of a user’s search history through its official Android app. There’s no word yet on when the feature might be coming to Google’s desktop version of search, but Android users can now delete their most recent search history by opening Google’s Android app, tapping on their profile picture, and hitting the new “Delete last 15 min” option that can be found under the search history section.

This option has already been available to Apple iOS users since July, just two months after the feature was originally announced at Google I/O in 2021. Google already lets users automatically delete search history that’s older than 3, 6, 12, or 36 months.

Google’s Android app will finally let you delete the last 15 minutes of your search history (The Verge) (via Mashable)

Google is finally bringing the ability to delete the last 15 minutes of your search history to its Android app, the company confirmed to The Verge.

“We’re currently rolling this feature out on the Google app for Android and expect it to be available to everyone using the app in the next few weeks,” Google spokesperson Ned Adriance said in a statement to The Verge. “We’re continuing to explore ways to bring this helpful feature to other surfaces.”

The feature was first spotted by former XDA Developers editor-in-chief Mishaal Rahman, who said he was tipped about the feature seemingly rolling out, and a Verge editor has spotted the feature on their phone. To check and see if you have it, open Google’s Android app, tap your profile picture, and look for the “Delete last 15 min” option.

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Tsing Mui
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