How to Delete Google Chrome Browsing History for a Specific Website or Keyword

How to Delete Google Chrome Browsing History for a Specific Website or Keyword

We use browsers to visit all sorts of web pages. Every webpage we visit gets saved in the form of browsing history. Now, browsing history does come in handy, but we may want to keep a specific keyword search query or website away from the history. In such a case, we end up clearing all the browsing history. But, what if I tell you that it’s possible to delete the Google Chrome browsing history for a particular website or keyword search. This article will tell you how you can delete the Chrome browsing history for specific keywords or websites.

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Delete Chrome History for a Specific Website or Keyword

On Desktop

Earlier, it was impossible to delete the browsing history for a certain word or website in Chrome. But now Google has added the support for selecting the history of a selecting word and website. Follow the below steps, and you will be able to delete specific browsing history on your Windows or Mac computer.

Step 1: Type chrome://history/ in the address bar and hit enter. It will open the complete browsing history of your Chrome.

Step 2: You will get a Search History field at the top.

Search history

Step 3: Enter the word you want to remove from your browsing history. Let’s suppose you want to remove all the history having a particular word. Entering a word in the search box will filter all browsing history and you will see only the webpages having data in their title or URL.

enter the word you want to remove from history

Step 4: Press CTRL + A on Windows or Command + A on Mac, and it will select all the filtered history. Then tap on the Delete option. Now that specific word will be cleared from your browsing history.

select the results

Step 5: Similarly if you want to clear browsing history from a specific website. Enter the URL of that website in the search bar.

enter the website URl

Step 6: Follow the same step press CTRL+A or CMD+A depending on the computer you have, and all the history of that website will be selected. Click on the Delete option, and the history will be cleared.

select the results and tap delete

On Android

Step 1: Open Chrome and tap the three-dot-menu in the top right corner.

Tap on three dot menu

Step 2: Tap on History.

Go to history

Step 3: You will see all your history and a search bar on the top.

History on Chrome

Step 4: Tap on the search bar and enter the word you want to remove from the browsing history.

Delete Chrome History for a Specific Keyword

Step 5: Select the results by pressing on them. and then click on Delete icon.

Delete Chrome History for a Specific Website or Keyword

Step 6: In case you want to delete the browsing history of a specific website. Enter the URL of the website.

Delete Chrome History for a Particular Word

Step 7: Select the results and tap on Delete icon.

Delete Chrome History for a Particular Word

On iOS

Step 1: Either go to history directly from the Chrome startup page or tap on the three-dot menu in the bottom right corner.

Go to History

Step 2: Tap on History option.

Tap on History

Step 3: You will see all your browsing history along with a search box.

History with search box

Step 4: Enter the word you want to remove all the history related to that. When you see the filtered history tap on the Edit option.

Delete Chrome History for a Specific Website or Keyword

Step 5: Select all the results and tap Delete.

select the results

Step 6: To remove the history of a specific website. Type the URL of that website in the search bar and once you see the results, tap Edit.

Delete Chrome History for a Keyword

Step 7: Select all the filtered results of that specific website and tap enter. It will clear all the browsing history of that website.

Delete Chrome History for a Specific Website or Keyword

Final Words- Delete Chrome History for Specific Words or Websites

This was all about how you can delete the Chrome browsing history for a particular keyword query or website. I have explained ways for computers (both Windows & Mac) and also Android and iOS devices. Follow the steps and you will easily be able to delete specific history in Chrome. If you find any difficulties in doing it, drop a comment and I will be more than happy to help you.

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Ratnesh Kumar

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