How to Clear Your Browsing Data in Google Chrome: 2 Easy Ways

If you’re looking to clear your browsing data in Google Chrome, there are two easy ways to do so. Here’s what you need to know.


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Did you know you have more control than ever over the data websites store about you? Google Chrome is packed with privacy tools, like letting you delete all the data a website stores about you, unlike before, where you could only delete individual website cookies.

This article will show you how to delete your data on Google Chrome using two methods: actions and Chrome settings. Keep reading to find out how to delete your data using both methods.

How to Clear Browsing Data with Chrome Actions


screenshot showing chrome actions to clear browsing data

The first way to clear your browsing data is to use the Chrome Actions shortcut. Here’s how:

  1. Type Clear browsing data in the address bar of your browser.
  2. Click it Chrome Actions Button it appears as a suggestion. This will take you to Settings.
  3. In the dialog box, choose the Time interval and the type of data you wish to delete by checking or unchecking the boxes of the options provided.
  4. Then click Erase data.

That’s it, your data will now have been erased from Chrome.

How to Clear Browsing Data via Chrome Settings


screenshot showing chrome data wipe settings via settings

You can also choose to clear your browsing data directly through Chrome settings. Follow the steps below to get started.

  1. In Chrome, select the three dots icon in the upper right corner of the screen. This will open the Chrome menu.
  2. Scroll down and click More toolsso what Clear browsing data.
  3. In clear browsing data dialog boxselect the Time interval and the type of data you wish to delete by checking or unchecking the boxes of the options provided.
  4. Click now Erase data to delete the information you selected.

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Your data will now be deleted from Chrome.

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You can follow the same steps whenever you want to clear your browsing data from Chrome.

How often should you clear your browsing data?

There is no rule on how often you should clear your browsing data. You can choose to clear your browsing data after leaving a website, at the end of the day, or on a weekly basis. It all depends on your preferences and how often you browse the internet.

For example, if you don’t browse the internet in a day, there will be nothing to clear for that day, so you can choose to clear your data for the last seven days instead.


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