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Google announced some interesting new features coming to mobile search at its 2021 I/O conference. Android users will now be able to delete the last 15 minutes of their search history through a new update.
This feature was first seen by Mishaal Rehman XDA Developers, who claimed that they were informed about the update, and are currently rolling it out. To check availability, users can open the default Google app on their Android phone and tap the profile picture icon. This should open an account settings page, with a new option that lets you delete the last 15 minutes of search history.
At Google I/O 2021, Google announced that it would introduce an option to delete the last 15 minutes of your search history. It was rolled out on iOS in July 2021 but was said to come to Android later. Well, looks like that’s rolling out now!
— Mishaal Rahman (@Mishaal Rahman) 18 March 2022
Google rolled out this update to iOS devices back in July 2021, but failed to meet its initial deadline for an Android release. The update is expected to be available to everyone in the next few weeks, and can only be used on the default Google Search app. Users can access it by tapping on the search bar on the home screen or by simply sliding on their device.
It’s unclear whether the company plans to bring the feature to the desktop, as during last year’s I/O event, they never specified what the target platforms are. It wasn’t until July, that Google launched the feature for iOS and is now expanding to Android.
This year, Google will host Annual Developer Conference on 11th and 12th May, live from its Shoreline Amphitheater at Mountain View Headquarters, and streamed online for free. The event will be broadcast in front of an invite-only live-in-person audience, a far cry from the cancellation of its 2021 digital event and its 2020 show.