How to Delete History On Chromebook

Easily clear your search and browsing history.

What to Know

  • All history: From the Chrome menu, choose History > History > Clear browsing data. Uncheck every box but Browsing History > Clear Data.
  • Certain websites: From the Chrome menu, choose History > History. Select the checkbox next to the websites to clear, then choose Delete.
  • By date: From the Chrome menu, choose History > History > Clear browsing data > Advanced. Select a time range. Choose Clear Data.

Knowing how to clear internet history on a Chromebook is useful for getting rid of cached website information, keeping tabs on your internet usage, and making it difficult for others to monitor your usage. Here's how to locate your Chromebook browser history, how to clear it all at once, how to clear it by website, and how to clear it by date.

How to Find Chromebook Browser History

  1. While in Chrome, open a new Google Chrome tab.

  2. Click the three-dot menu in the upper-right corner of the screen.

    You can press (CTRL+H) from any tab to access the History menu.

    The More menu
  3. Hover over the History option and select History in the menu that appears.

    The History heading and option
  4. The tab you see first is the Chrome History tab, which shows your entire browsing history for Chrome on the Chromebook you're currently using.

  5. Click Tabs from other devices on the left navigation menu to see a view of your browsing history for Google Chrome on other devices. This is useful for deciding how to go about deleting your browser history, because you may want to keep history data on other devices.

    The "Tabs from other devices" section

How to Clear All Google Chrome Browser History At Once

Of course, you can also clear all your Google Chrome browser history at one time if there's nothing specific you need to hold on to. Follow these steps to do that.

  1. In the Clear browsing data menu, stay on the Basic tab.

  2. Uncheck everything except for Browsing History. Click the Clear Data button on the bottom right corner of the window. Confirm that you're sure you'd like to delete the data if a confirmation window appears.

  3. You should now see a screen that show you have no browsing history data saved.


How to Clear Google Chrome Browser History by Website

If you don't want to remove all of the browsing history you have in Google Chrome, you can delete only specific websites. All you have to do is over your cursor over the checkbox next to any of the history files you'd like to delete. Click on the ones you don't want, and their boxes will turn blue. Scroll to the upper right corner of the screen and hit the Delete button when you've chosen.

The Delete button

You'll get a confirmation window here. Just click Remove when you're ready to clear your Chromebook browsing history.


How to Delete Google Chrome Browser History by Date

If what you're trying to do is remove your browsing history from a specific date, you can do that easily. Just click the Clear browsing data link on the menu to your left, underneath Tabs from other devices on the main History page. On the window that pops up, you'll see the tabs Basic and Advanced. Click on Advanced to get to the dropdown that includes time options. You'll need to uncheck anything in this menu that you don't want to delete.


Select All time to choose how far back you'd like to delete your Chrome browser history. You can keep it as is, or you can select another option down to the last hour.

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