How to clear Internet browser history

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How to clear Internet browser history

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to clear your Internet browsing history in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera, and Safari. Every time you visit a website, your web browser stores the URL on disk to make it easier to access the next time you visit that website. But over time, the list can become too large and slow down your browser, so deleting it can speed up your browser.

Choose your web browser from the list below.

Contents

Google Chrome

  1. Click Customize & Control (top-right, three vertical dots ⋮), then click Settings
  2. Click Privacy & Security on the left side menu, then scroll to and click Clear browsing data
  3. Select a Time range, then check Browsing History, and optionally check Cookies and Cached Files
  4. Click the Clear data button
    Clear browsing history in Google Chrome

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click Application Menu (top-right, three horizontal lines ☰), then click Settings
  2. Click Privacy & Security from the left menu, then scroll down to History and click the Clear History button
  3. Select a Time range and check Browsing & download history. Check other options as you wish, then click OK
    Clear browsing history in Mozilla Firefox

Opera

  1. Click the Easy Setup icon (top-right, three horizontal lines ☰)
  2. Scroll down to Privacy & Security -> Browsing Data, then click the Clear data button
  3. Select a Time range, then check Browsing history. Check other options as you wish, then click Clear data
    Clear browsing history in Opera

Microsoft Edge

  1. Click Settings & more (top-right, three horizontal lines …), then click Settings
  2. Click Privacy, search, and services from the left menu, scroll to Clear browsing data and click the Choose what to clear button
  3. Select a Time range and check Browsing history. Check other options as you wish, then click Clear now
    Clear browsing history in Microsoft Edge

Apple Safari

  1. Open Safari and click History from the top menu, then click Clear History
  2. Select a Time range, then click Clear History
    Clear browsing history in Apple Safari

Conclusion

You should now have no history inside your web browser. Remember that every time you visit a website, all the data (images, text, video, audio etc.) are actually downloaded to your computer and stored on disk. That’s why cleaning up your computer regularly is a must. If you have any questions or comments, leave them below or contact me on socials/email.

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