How to Delete Browsing History on Chrome and Firefox

Your browser has your browsing history (the record of all the sites that you’ve visited).

If you wish, you can delete particular websites from your browsing history or remove it entirely on Chrome and Firefox.

Let’s see how to do it on the web browsers (in this instance, I’m using Windows 10 PC) and apps (in this instance, I’m using Android).

Delete Browsing History on Chrome

Press Ctrl + H to view your browsing history.

Now, select the website(s) you prefer.

Click the “Delete” button at the top-right.

Delete button

In the confirmation popup, hit “Remove.”

Remove button

If you want to erase entire browsing history, follow the below steps.

Press Ctrl + Shift + Delete keys.

Now, in the “Clear browsing data” popup, click “Advanced.”

Make sure that “All time” is selected in the drop-down list at the top.

Uncheck all except the “Browsing history.”

Hit the “Clear data” button.

Clear data button

That’s all. All done.

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Delete Browsing History on Firefox

Open Firefox. Press Ctrl + Shift + H keys.

In the popup, find the one you prefer (Use the Search Box or left pane for this) and then select it by clicking. If you want to choose multiple websites, then press the “Ctrl” key and click on the ones you prefer.

Now, right-click on the one(s) you’ve selected and then click on “Delete Page” or “Delete Pages” option depending on the one you see which is based on your selection.

Delete Pages option

To Delete Entire History

Open Firefox.

Press Ctrl + Shift + Delete keys.

In the popup, from the drop-down list, select “Everything.”

Uncheck all except “Browsing & Download History.

Click on the “Clear Now” button.

Clear Now button

That’s it. All done.

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Delete Browsing History on Chrome for Android

Open Chrome app.

Hit Overflow menu (three vertical dots) at the top > History.

To remove an individual site, click on “X” beside it.

X to remove individual website

To delete multiple sites, select those and then hit “Trash can” icon at the top.

Trash can icon

To Remove Entire history

Open Chrome app.

Hit the Overflow menu (three vertical dots) at the top > Settings > Privacy > Clear browsing data.

Navigate to the “Advanced” tab.

Make sure “All time” is selected in the drop-down list.

Uncheck all except “browsing history.”

Hit the “Clear data” button.

Clear data button on Chrome for Android

See: How to Open Private Browsing Mode

Delete Browsing History on Firefox for Android

Open Firefox app.

Hit the Overflow menu (three vertical dots). Tap “History” which you can find between “Bookmarks” and “Find in page.”

If you want to remove a site, long press it and then hit “Remove.”

Remove option

Firefox for Android doesn’t have the option to remove multiple sites at once.

To Clear Entire History

Open Firefox app.

Hit the Overflow menu (three vertical dots) at the top > Settings > Clear private data.

Uncheck all except “Browsing history.”

Hit “Clear Data.”

Clear Data option

That’s it. All done.

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Also see:

How to Reopen Closed Tabs

How to Delete Cookies

How to Reset Chrome and Firefox


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