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New Google hack lets you delete embarrassing recent history quickly

New Google hack lets you delete embarrassing recent history quickly

Users will now be able to efficiently erase their cringe-worthy browsing history with the click of a few buttons.

Google has answered the prayers of people desperate to delete their NSFW search history with a new feature.

Whether you're researching an embarrassing medical issue or trawling through, let's just say, explicit viewing material, it could certainly come in handy.

But whatever your browsing history is, I won't judge. I can't speak for your other half though.

Google Chrome is coming to the rescue of sneaky searchers by introducing a new efficient way to cover up your tracks.

Google Chrome users will be able to quickly cover up their online tracks.
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The tech giant is set to help users wipe any trace of their covert online inquiries that may leave them red faced if they went public.

Google is introducing several new safety and security features to help fortify accounts, especially from prying eyes.

First, open up Google Chrome and click on the three dots in the upper-right corner.

Then select 'Clear Browsing Data', which will be set to 15 minutes by default.

All that's left to do is to tap on the 'Clear Data' option and the last quarter of an hour never happened.

The new tool instantly erases your browsing history from the last 15 minutes and even closes your remaining tabs too.

According to The Sun, the feature is set to launch very soon - but it will only be available for those with Android devices.

S, if you're searching up randy content on your lunch break on an iPhone, remember to get rid of your history manually.

The new tool will wipe the last 15 minutes of your search history.
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Google are said to have been trialling the quick clear option for a while and now it is finally ready to be released.

Chrome users were previously dealt a blow when they discovered that clearing their search history didn't actually wipe it off the face of the earth.

Much to many people's surprise, the search engine still stores a whole load of their data from as far back as 2005.

That's nearly two decades worth of embarrassing Google searches...yikes.

What internet users should actually be doing is deleting their search history from their Google account itself.

To correctly delete the data, you need to open up a new Chrome browser and click on your profile picture located in the top right-hand part of the screen.

Then, click 'Manage your Google Account' and, once inside, look for 'My Activity' in the search bar found at the top, which is also found under the 'Data & Privacy' tab.

After that's been located, all you have to do is choose which specific time periods of searches you want deleted and click 'Delete', and then 'Delete custom range'.

Pop in the range you're after and Bob's your uncle!

LADbible has reached out to Google for comment.

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