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How to delete the history on a Chromebook?

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As a Chromebook user, you might want to delete your browsing history occasionally. Deleting browsing history is important as it saves a bit of space, improves your browser’s performance, deletes the cache files and protects your privacy.

In this article, we’ll explain how to delete the history on Chromebook in a few easy steps. The process is the same as deleting Chrome’s browser history or cache.

Method 1: Traditional way to clear Chromebook history

Here’s how to delete all Google Chrome history on your Chromebook:

Step 1: Open Google Chrome and click the three-dot button at the top right. Now, hover your mouse over History from the drop-down menu and then select History again.

Step 2: Next, you must select the browsing history by date or group. When you click By date, you can select the dates you want your browsing history to be cleared. On the other hand, if you select the By group option, you will notice the browsing history of grouped keywords leading to individual websites.

You can head to this page directly by pressing Ctrl + H or typing chrome://history in the address bar.

Step 3: After selecting the groupings, all you have to do is checkmark the relevant dates or the website group you want to delete. Here, we have selected the By date option.

When you are done selecting the dates, click on the Delete option.

Step 4: When prompted, click on Remove to finalise the process.

Easy right? Head to the next section for a more direct way to clear your browsing history on Chromebook.

Also read: Why won’t my Lenovo Chromebook turn on?

Method 2: Delete history directly on Chromebook

  • This is a more direct way to clear history on Chromebook. Enter chrome://settings/clearBrowserData on Chrome’s address bar at the top.
  • Then, select the time range, that is, last hour, last 24 hours, last 7 days or last 4 weeks. Also, tick the browsing history option.
  • When you’re done, click on Clear data.

With these two methods, direct and traditional, you can easily delete the history on your Chromebook.

Also read: Why does Chromebook say: Network not available?


Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: