Android update allows users to delete the last 15 minutes of Google search history

Android update allows users to delete the last 15 minutes of Google search history in a few clicks

  • Users can delete the last 15 minutes of history by clicking on their profile picture
  • Android users then simply need to tap on the option that says “Delete the last 15 minutes”
  • Google announced the feature and rolled it out to iOS – not Android – last July
  • It is unclear why the delay in bringing it to Google’s operating system

Google’s Android app finally lets you delete the last 15 minutes from your search history, the tech giant has confirmed.

Google said the feature, which rolled out to iOS in July last year, will be rolling out to all Android users globally “in the next few weeks”.

In the Google app, Android users can access the feature just by tapping on their profile picture followed by “Delete last 15 minutes”.

Google automatically stores your search history, which means that anyone who owns your phone can see the websites you’ve visited.

Android users on the Google app were able to manually delete the entire search history or search history for a day.

Remove 15 minutes from search history

On your Android phone, open the Google app (you can do this simply by searching for something in the Google search bar on the home screen)

– Tap on your profile picture in the top right corner and tap on “Delete Last 15 Minutes”

– If you don’t see the option, it should appear in the next few weeks

But the new tool provides a quick and simple way for people to erase a more focused period of site visits.

It was first noticed on Android by Mishaal Rahman, former editor-in-chief at XDA Developers, who posted Snapshots from TwitterGoogle confirmed it to The Verge.

“We are currently launching this feature on the Google Android app and expect it to be available to everyone using the app in the next few weeks,” said Google spokesperson, Ned Adrians.

“We are continuing to explore ways to bring this useful feature to other surfaces.”

When Google announced the new feature in July 2021, it was rolled out to iOS users in the same month and was supposed to roll out on Android by the end of the year.

However, the Android rollout has been delayed due to unknown reasons. MailOnline has contracted with Google for more information.

Now this feature is finally here, and it will prove useful for users who just want to delete more specific searches without getting rid of a lot of old searches at the same time.

Users can access the feature by clicking on their profile picture in the right corner and selecting

Users can access the feature by clicking on their profile picture in the right corner and selecting “Delete Last 15 Minutes”

If no option appears

If the “Delete Last 15 Minutes” option doesn’t appear initially, it may not have been released on your device yet

Already, Android users on the Google app can clear different periods of their search history, by tapping on their profile picture followed by ‘Search History’ and ‘Delete’.

Then the drop-down menu gives users the option to “Delete today”, “Delete custom domain” or “Delete at all times”.

There is also the option to automatically delete search activity after a certain period of time on the app – either three months, 18 months, or 36 months.

On desktops, the option to clear search history ranges from the last hour to the last four weeks or all time.

It is unclear whether the ability to delete the last 15 minutes of history will appear on the desktop.

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Taking to Twitter, one user wrote: “ios 15.4 battery drain is utterly ridiculous. Why can’t Apple get correct versions the first time? It decreased by 5% in less than 10 minutes.

Posting the latest picture of how his battery has drained so quickly since installing the update, he wrote: ‘SOS Apple. Battery drains very quickly.

One added, “My battery ran out very quickly after I updated iOS to 15.4.”

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