At last May’s developer conference, Google introduced a new feature incorporated into the main Google application for Android and iOS. In essence, it allows you to instantly clear the last 15 minutes of your search history.
This feature is a quick and easy way to clear your search history when a user searches Google for some non-traditional or private content.
Google’s algorithms track search history, and then use this data to customize the company’s service environment. For example, they recommend to users various content or applications that they consider relevant based on user activity.
How do I clear my last 15 minutes from my search history? Just tap the profile photo in Google and select “delete last 15 minutes” from the menu. Until now, only owners of Apple smartphones and tablets have enjoyed this feature.
Google incorporated it into its iOS app last July. The Android club was due by the end of 2021. The company missed the deadline for some unknown reason. The Instantly Clear Recent Search History tool is only now entering the Android Android app, the company said for The Verge server.
“We are currently making this feature available in the Google Android app and expect it to be available to anyone using the app in the coming weeks.” said company spokesman Ned Adriance.
Automatically delete history
Google offers several ways to tidy up your search history. On the this address you can set your online and app activity to delete automatically after 3, 18, or 36 months.
The same option is available for location history and YouTube history. Regardless of your selection, you can delete an activity manually at any time. You can even turn off web and application activity completely.
In this case, Google will not use the data in your account to serve personalized content. However, with this data, Google can provide faster searches, more accurate recommendations, or a more relevant environment on Maps, Search, YouTube, and other services.
In this sense, the option to delete only the last 15 minutes of the search is practical. You can remove only a small part of your activity, not all, or a longer period of time, with one or two taps on the screen.