Google’s Android app gets an option to delete search history for the last 15 minutes with a single click. The feature should be available to all Android users in the coming weeks. However, people would like Google to offer 30 and 60 minute options as well.
Google is finally allowing users to delete the last 15 minutes of search history from its Android app. The company announced the option last year, but is only now heading to the Google app for Android phones.
The feature was identified by an editor at The Verge. A Google spokesperson confirmed to the post that the company is indeed rolling out the “Delete Last 15 Minutes” option and should be available to everyone in the coming weeks. In this article, I was unable to locate the setting on the updated Google app on my Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.
However, my iPhone 12 already has the option since Google rolled it out to its iOS app months ago. That said, a lot of people aren’t happy with the 15-minute limit on clearing Google search history. Threads on Reddit show that users would also like 30-60 minute options.
Meanwhile, Google also allows you to batch clear your search history of the past three, 18, or 36 months through the auto-delete option. You can also delete your search history from the Google app for a period, a specific day or activity interval.
What do you think of Google’s 15-minute search history deletion option? Do you think that’s enough time for a one-touch clear history feature or should Google expand it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.