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Coming Android 10, Google has made a lot of changes to Android (the name being populous). Other significant changes were gesture navigation, local machine learning, dark mode, etc. But in my opinion, the biggest changes were on the privacy front.

In Android 10, apps can only access your location when it’s running. And not only that, Google brought activity manager, ads personalization on top of the settings menu. Now, they also allow you to automatically delete your web location search history, web activity, app activity, search history, and YouTube history right from your phone. Well, here’s how you do it.

Auto-Delete Delete Your Entire Google Activity

There is no unified portal or webpage to delete all your Google Activity at once. We will have to setup auto-delete for Web & App Activity first which comprises Google Assistant recordings, Google Chrome search history, and Android App activity. Next, we will have to setup auto-delete for YouTube activity separately.

This will clear your Google Activity throughout your Google devices like Google Home, Chromebook, Android Phone, etc.

1. Delete Google Web & App Activity

In Android 10, Google has now created a separate Privacy section in the Android Settings menu. Open the Settings menu and tap on the Privacy option.

How to automatically delete your youtube history

This privacy section lets you access the Permission manager, Google Location History, Ad settings, etc under one screen. In the Privacy menu, tap on Advanced and then tap on “Activity controls” through the extended menu. In case you have multiple accounts logged in on your Android, it will prompt you to select one of them.

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Under the Activity controls menu, you will see your Web & App Activity, Location History, and YouTube history. As of now, you cannot set automatic deletion for location history but you can do the same for Web & App activity and YouTube history. For that, tap on “Manage Activity” under the Web & App Activity section. It will redirect you to your Google activity web page.

How to automatically delete your youtube history

On your Google Activity web page, scroll down to the link “Choose to delete automatically”. Tap on it and you will be redirected to another web page which will present 3 options to you. The first one is “Keep until I delete manually” which was present earlier. But, the other two “Keep for 18 months” and “Keep for 3 months” let you decide the duration of how long your data stays on the Google server. Select any one of them and tap on the “Next” button.

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This deletion might affect your Google search preferences and other personalizations.

Now, this immediately deletes the data from your activity page. But Google will now start the process to delete it from their storage systems methodically over time. Overall, this will ensure that your web activity, google assistant voice recordings and search history are cleared immediately and further delete them periodically.

2. Delete YouTube history

After you have set the auto-deletion for your Web & App Activity, the location history, and YouTube app Activity will still be maintained. For location history, you cannot set up auto-deletion. Google allows manually deletion as of now. Google still doesn’t allow auto-deletion. But, for YouTube activity, you can still set up auto-delete. Scroll down to the bottom of the Activity Controls and tap “Manage Activity” under the YouTube History section.

How to automatically delete your youtube history

You have to follow the same process as above to turn on the automatic deletion of your YouTube search history.

3. Delete Google Activity through the web app

In case you are not on Android 10, you will have to visit the Manage my Activity web page. On this page, you will find the same “Choose to delete automatically” link. Upon clicking you can how long you want to keep your data and then click on the “Next” button.

How to automatically delete your youtube history

Closing Words

Apart from the auto-deletion of Google Activity data, you can also turn off Ad Personalization through the same privacy settings on your Android. This would ensure that you don’t get targetted or intrusive ads.

For more issues or queries, let me know in the comments below.

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automatically delete our Google activity using Auto Delete

You have three options to clear all your Google activities. You can automatically delete all your data: 1) after three months, 2) after 18 months, 3) or manually delete at your own discretion.

If you do not want to delete your data automatically, you can delete the automation settings and reset the phone to return to the factory settings.

Follow the steps below to learn how to do all three options:

Important Note: These commands are done for those Android phones whose version is ” Android Orio 8.0″ and above. All of these commands have been tested on phones running Android 8.0 or Android 9.0.

What is Google Account History?

On Android phones, there are settings called ” Google Account “. The Google Account stores any information about you, including security information, location, and all personalization details. In addition, the Google Account is where you will find services and options such as payments, subscriptions or contracts.

In Account History and Data & Personalization, you’ll see controls for monitoring the sites you visit, the apps you use, and the places you go. This is exactly the part where you will find the option to automatically delete all your activities so that Google will not be able to access them forever.

How to set the Auto Delete feature for Google Web activity

Setting the Auto Delete feature will save all your activity on all Google sites and apps, including your location history. Follow these steps to change these settings:

1- Click on Settings.

2. Tap Google. This option may also be called Google Settings.

3. Touch Google Account.

4. Tap Data & Personalization.

5. Touch Web & App Activity.

6- Click on Manage Activity.

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7. Tap Choose to delete automatically.

How to automatically delete your youtube history

Note: If you have already set the Auto Delete option , you will see it under Choose how long to keep.

8. Choose the option you like. You can select one of the options Keep until I delete manually (this is the default option), Keep for 18 months or Keep for 3 months.

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10- Touch Confirm.

11- Click on Got It.

Note: Google now allows you to disable location tracking, clear location history, or even delete all recorded Google Assistant sounds.

Remove Auto Delete from Google Web & Apps Activity

If you no longer want to use the Auto Delete feature , follow the steps above. When you have reached the selection stage from the three options of 3 months, 18 months and manually, select the Keep until I delete manually option. Continue the steps until you reach the confirmation section and the deletion process is complete.

How to change your Auto Delete selection

If you want to change the Auto Delete option of your choice again, do the above steps again. Once you have reached the selection stage from the three options of 3 months, 18 months and manually, select the new option you want and continue the steps to confirm and finalize the selection of the new option.

How long do I have to keep my Web Activity?

The answer to this question is that it is a completely personal decision. but why? Google knows a lot about you, and every time you ask for more information, the more Google knows. Get help from Google Assistant to find a restaurant and choose the offer that Google Maps gives you. By doing this, you will show Google the type of answer you want for your next questions.

By combining artificial intelligence to think like you, as well as collecting your requests and recording your responses, Google will improve the way it works against you every time you use Google apps or site.

However, no guidance is available on how long Google needs to gather your information for better communication.


See Also How to delete your Gmail account from your Android device

How to automatically delete your youtube history

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automatically delete our Google activity using Auto Delete

You have three options to clear all your Google activities. You can automatically delete all your data: 1) after three months, 2) after 18 months, 3) or manually delete at your own discretion.

If you do not want to delete your data automatically, you can delete the automation settings and reset the phone to return to the factory settings.

Follow the steps below to learn how to do all three options:

Important Note: These commands are done for those Android phones whose version is ” Android Orio 8.0″ and above. All of these commands have been tested on phones running Android 8.0 or Android 9.0.

What is Google Account History?

On Android phones, there are settings called ” Google Account “. The Google Account stores any information about you, including security information, location, and all personalization details. In addition, the Google Account is where you will find services and options such as payments, subscriptions or contracts.

In Account History and Data & Personalization, you’ll see controls for monitoring the sites you visit, the apps you use, and the places you go. This is exactly the part where you will find the option to automatically delete all your activities so that Google will not be able to access them forever.

How to set the Auto Delete feature for Google Web activity

Setting the Auto Delete feature will save all your activity on all Google sites and apps, including your location history. Follow these steps to change these settings:

1- Click on Settings.

2. Tap Google. This option may also be called Google Settings.

3. Touch Google Account.

4. Tap Data & Personalization.

5. Touch Web & App Activity.

6- Click on Manage Activity.

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7. Tap Choose to delete automatically.

How to automatically delete your youtube history

Note: If you have already set the Auto Delete option , you will see it under Choose how long to keep.

8. Choose the option you like. You can select one of the options Keep until I delete manually (this is the default option), Keep for 18 months or Keep for 3 months.

How to automatically delete your youtube history

10- Touch Confirm.

11- Click on Got It.

Note: Google now allows you to disable location tracking, clear location history, or even delete all recorded Google Assistant sounds.

Remove Auto Delete from Google Web & Apps Activity

If you no longer want to use the Auto Delete feature , follow the steps above. When you have reached the selection stage from the three options of 3 months, 18 months and manually, select the Keep until I delete manually option. Continue the steps until you reach the confirmation section and the deletion process is complete.

How to change your Auto Delete selection

If you want to change the Auto Delete option of your choice again, do the above steps again. Once you have reached the selection stage from the three options of 3 months, 18 months and manually, select the new option you want and continue the steps to confirm and finalize the selection of the new option.

How long do I have to keep my Web Activity?

The answer to this question is that it is a completely personal decision. but why? Google knows a lot about you, and every time you ask for more information, the more Google knows. Get help from Google Assistant to find a restaurant and choose the offer that Google Maps gives you. By doing this, you will show Google the type of answer you want for your next questions.

By combining artificial intelligence to think like you, as well as collecting your requests and recording your responses, Google will improve the way it works against you every time you use Google apps or site.

However, no guidance is available on how long Google needs to gather your information for better communication.


See Also How to delete your Gmail account from your Android device

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On Wednesday, Google announced broad changes in its default data practices for new users, including a significant expansion in the company’s willingness to automatically delete data.

In a blog post announcing the changes, CEO Sundar Pichai emphasized the company’s commitment to privacy, security, and user choice. “As we design our products, we focus on three important principles: keeping your information safe, treating it responsibly, and putting you in control,” Pichai wrote. “Today, we are announcing privacy improvements to help do that.”

Google’s auto-delete feature applies to search history (on web or in-app), location history, and voice commands collected through the Google Assistant or devices like Google Home. Google logs that data in its My Activity page, where users can see what data points have been collected and manually delete specific items. Historically, Google has retained that information indefinitely, but in 2019, the company rolled out a way to automatically delete data points after three months or 18 months, depending on the chosen setting.

Starting today, those settings will be on by default for new users. Google will set web and app searches to auto-delete after 18 months even if users take no action at all. Google’s location history is off by default, but when users turn it on, it will also default to an 18-month deletion schedule.

The new defaults will only apply to new users, and existing Google accounts won’t see any settings change. However, Google will also be promoting the option on the search page and on YouTube in an effort to drive more users to examine their auto-delete settings. Auto-delete can be turned on from the Activity Controls page.

The system also extends to YouTube history, although the default will be set to three years to ensure the broader data can be used by the platform’s recommendation algorithms.

In some ways, the new settings represent a compromise between the privacy interests of users and Google’s business interests as an ad network. A user’s most recent data is also the most valuable since it can be used to target people who have recently engaged with a particular product. By keeping the last 18 months of activity, Google is able to retain most of that ad value while also deleting most of the data that would otherwise be available.

Alongside the new default settings, Google will also make it easier for users use Chrome’s Incognito mode, allowing mobile users to switch to Incognito mode with a long-press on their profile picture. The feature launches today on iOS and will soon come to Android and other platforms.

Whether you’re looking for the latest news or the quickest driving route, we aim to make our products helpful for everyone. And when you turn on settings like Location History or Web & App Activity, the data can make Google products more useful for you—like recommending a restaurant that you might enjoy, or helping you pick up where you left off on a previous search. We work to keep your data private and secure, and we’ve heard your feedback that we need to provide simpler ways for you to manage or delete it.

You can already use your Google Account to access simple on/off controls for Location History and Web & App Activity, and if you choose—to delete all or part of that data manually. In addition to these options, we’re announcing auto-delete controls that make it even easier to manage your data. Here’s how they’ll work:

How to automatically delete your youtube history

Choose a time limit for how long you want your activity data to be saved—3 or 18 months—and any data older than that will be automatically deleted from your account on an ongoing basis. These controls are coming first to Location History and Web & App Activity and will roll out in the coming weeks.

You should always be able to manage your data in a way that works best for you–and we’re committed to giving you the best controls to make that happen.

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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

On Wednesday, Google announced broad changes in its default data practices for new users, including a significant expansion in the company’s willingness to automatically delete data.

In a blog post announcing the changes, CEO Sundar Pichai emphasized the company’s commitment to privacy, security, and user choice. “As we design our products, we focus on three important principles: keeping your information safe, treating it responsibly, and putting you in control,” Pichai wrote. “Today, we are announcing privacy improvements to help do that.”

Google’s auto-delete feature applies to search history (on web or in-app), location history, and voice commands collected through the Google Assistant or devices like Google Home. Google logs that data in its My Activity page, where users can see what data points have been collected and manually delete specific items. Historically, Google has retained that information indefinitely, but in 2019, the company rolled out a way to automatically delete data points after three months or 18 months, depending on the chosen setting.

Starting today, those settings will be on by default for new users. Google will set web and app searches to auto-delete after 18 months even if users take no action at all. Google’s location history is off by default, but when users turn it on, it will also default to an 18-month deletion schedule.

The new defaults will only apply to new users, and existing Google accounts won’t see any settings change. However, Google will also be promoting the option on the search page and on YouTube in an effort to drive more users to examine their auto-delete settings. Auto-delete can be turned on from the Activity Controls page.

The system also extends to YouTube history, although the default will be set to three years to ensure the broader data can be used by the platform’s recommendation algorithms.

In some ways, the new settings represent a compromise between the privacy interests of users and Google’s business interests as an ad network. A user’s most recent data is also the most valuable since it can be used to target people who have recently engaged with a particular product. By keeping the last 18 months of activity, Google is able to retain most of that ad value while also deleting most of the data that would otherwise be available.

Alongside the new default settings, Google will also make it easier for users use Chrome’s Incognito mode, allowing mobile users to switch to Incognito mode with a long-press on their profile picture. The feature launches today on iOS and will soon come to Android and other platforms.

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automatically delete our Google activity using Auto Delete

You have three options to clear all your Google activities. You can automatically delete all your data: 1) after three months, 2) after 18 months, 3) or manually delete at your own discretion.

If you do not want to delete your data automatically, you can delete the automation settings and reset the phone to return to the factory settings.

Follow the steps below to learn how to do all three options:

Important Note: These commands are done for those Android phones whose version is ” Android Orio 8.0″ and above. All of these commands have been tested on phones running Android 8.0 or Android 9.0.

What is Google Account History?

On Android phones, there are settings called ” Google Account “. The Google Account stores any information about you, including security information, location, and all personalization details. In addition, the Google Account is where you will find services and options such as payments, subscriptions or contracts.

In Account History and Data & Personalization, you’ll see controls for monitoring the sites you visit, the apps you use, and the places you go. This is exactly the part where you will find the option to automatically delete all your activities so that Google will not be able to access them forever.

How to set the Auto Delete feature for Google Web activity

Setting the Auto Delete feature will save all your activity on all Google sites and apps, including your location history. Follow these steps to change these settings:

1- Click on Settings.

2. Tap Google. This option may also be called Google Settings.

3. Touch Google Account.

4. Tap Data & Personalization.

5. Touch Web & App Activity.

6- Click on Manage Activity.

How to automatically delete your youtube history

7. Tap Choose to delete automatically.

How to automatically delete your youtube history

Note: If you have already set the Auto Delete option , you will see it under Choose how long to keep.

8. Choose the option you like. You can select one of the options Keep until I delete manually (this is the default option), Keep for 18 months or Keep for 3 months.

How to automatically delete your youtube history

10- Touch Confirm.

11- Click on Got It.

Note: Google now allows you to disable location tracking, clear location history, or even delete all recorded Google Assistant sounds.

Remove Auto Delete from Google Web & Apps Activity

If you no longer want to use the Auto Delete feature , follow the steps above. When you have reached the selection stage from the three options of 3 months, 18 months and manually, select the Keep until I delete manually option. Continue the steps until you reach the confirmation section and the deletion process is complete.

How to change your Auto Delete selection

If you want to change the Auto Delete option of your choice again, do the above steps again. Once you have reached the selection stage from the three options of 3 months, 18 months and manually, select the new option you want and continue the steps to confirm and finalize the selection of the new option.

How long do I have to keep my Web Activity?

The answer to this question is that it is a completely personal decision. but why? Google knows a lot about you, and every time you ask for more information, the more Google knows. Get help from Google Assistant to find a restaurant and choose the offer that Google Maps gives you. By doing this, you will show Google the type of answer you want for your next questions.

By combining artificial intelligence to think like you, as well as collecting your requests and recording your responses, Google will improve the way it works against you every time you use Google apps or site.

However, no guidance is available on how long Google needs to gather your information for better communication.


See Also How to delete your Gmail account from your Android device

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If you have the habit of clearing browsing history frequently, you will find below the steps to automate this process by making Chrome Browser to Automatically Clear Browsing History on Exit.

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Automatically Clear Browsing History in Google Chrome

Setting up Google Chrome Browser to Automatically clear browsing history on exit can be useful on public and office computers where there is a risk of your browsing data being exposed to others.

Follow the steps below to make Google Chrome Automatically clear browsing history when you exit the Chrome Browser.

1. Open Google Chrome Browser on your Mac or Windows Computer.

2. Click on the 3-dots menu icon and select Settings option in the drop-down menu.

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3. On Settings screen, scroll down and click on Site Settings option located ‘Privacy & Security’ section.

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4. On Site Settings screen, click on Cookies & site data option, located under ‘Permissions’ section.

How to automatically delete your youtube history

5. On the next screen, enable Clear cookies and site data when you quit Chrome option by moving the toggle to ON position.

How to automatically delete your youtube history

After this, you will find Chrome browser automatically deleting your browsing history, cookies and other site data, as soon as you finish your browsing session and quit Chrome.

Note: Above steps will not delete your past browsing history. If you do not want any items in browsing history, you will have to clear your past Chrome browsing history separately.

Allow Your Favourite Web Sites to Store Cookies

Setting up Google Chrome to Automatically Delete Browsing History on Exit not only deletes browsing history, but it will also delete cookies and Cached data for websites.

Since, most websites use Cookies and Cached Data to enhance browsing experience, you may want to allow certain websites to store Cookies in Chrome.

Also, with Chrome deleting browsing history on exit, you won’t be able to go back to a product page or an interesting article that you had seen on your favourite website.

Luckily, it is possible to prevent Chrome browser from deleting cookies and site data for your favourite websites by adding them as “Allowed” websites under “Cookies & Site Data” section of the browser.

1. Open Chrome Browser on your Mac or Windows Computer

2. Click on the 3-dots Menu icon and Settings option in the drop-down menu.

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3. On Settings screen, scroll down and click on Site Settings option located ‘Privacy & Security’ section.

How to automatically delete your youtube history

4. On Site Settings screen, click on Cookies & site data option, located under ‘Permissions’ section.

How to automatically delete your youtube history

5. On the next screen, scroll down and click on the ADD button, located next to “Allow”.

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6. On the pop-up, type the Address of the Website that you want to add and click on the ADD button.

How to automatically delete your youtube history

Similarly, you can Add other Websites that you want to store cookies and site data on your computer.

Published on August 11, 2019 By Amit Kumar

Do you want to auto clear Chrome history or delete browsing history on exit Chrome? Learn how to automatically clear browsing history in Chrome on exit.

Undoubtedly, sometimes our browsing history helps us in easily finding the sites or webpages we browsed in the past. But keeping browsing history on your system is always not a clever thing to do. Specifically, when you are not the only person who uses your computer.

If you browse the web or log into your email accounts on a public computer, the last thing you want is for that computer to remember your login credentials and browsing history of the websites you visited. Whatever the reasons are, if you do not want everyone else to see your browsing history then it’s best to remain anonymous and clear browsing history after your browsing session.

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If you don’t want to clear your browsing history manually each time after browsing the internet then you can set your browser to automatically clear browsing history on exit.

Yes, you read correctly! Nowadays, almost all web browsers offer the option to auto-delete browsing history on exit. And here in this step by step guide, we are going to show you how to automatically clear browsing history in Chrome on exit.

How to Automatically Delete Browsing History in Google Chrome

If you use a public computer or office laptops and you don’t want to take the risk of your Chrome browsing data being exposed to others then setting up the Google Chrome web browser to automatically clear your browsing history on exit is the best approach.

Follow these steps and learn how to set google chrome to automatically clear history on exit:

Step (1): First of all, open Google Chrome web browser on your computer.

Step (2): Next, click on the three vertical dots located at the top right corner and then select the Settings option.

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Step (3): Now, scroll down and click on the Advanced option.

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Step (4): Next, click on the Site Settings which is located under the Privacy and Security section.

How to automatically delete your youtube history

Step (5): Now in the Site Settings window, click on the Cookies option.

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Step (6): Finally, in the Cookies window, toggle ON the “Keep local data only until you quit your browser” option.

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That’s it! You have successfully enabled the auto clear browsing history in Chrome on exit.

Once this setting is enabled, from now on, whenever you will close the Google Chrome browser then all your browsing data, including cookies, cache, and history will be deleted automatically.

Thus, you can see how simple is to automatically clear browsing history in Chrome web browser. Follow the above-explained steps accurately and you will be able to clear all browsing history on Google Chrome automatically at the exit.

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