Over the years, Amazon has established itself as one of the world’s leading e-commerce sites. Everyday millions of items are purchased on this online marketplace by individuals and entities in many countries spread across the whole world.
This also means that Amazon is visited daily by hundreds of thousands of people and businesses. If you are one of many visitors to this e-commerce website, you may be wondering (as others have) how to view and delete Amazon search history. Not to worry, this article provides simple steps that you can follow to view and clear your Amazon browsing history.
But first, what is the browsing history of Amazon?
Did you know that Amazon stores your search and browsing history from the store?
Amazon is probably the biggest online shop. There are millions of users buying there every day. All the users activity is stored and tracked to improve the shopping experience.
The browsing history or the Amazon search history is a neat feature on the Amazon e-commerce site or app.
This user option enables you to search for previously looked at items which you failed to add directly to your Amazon shopping cart.
However, for the purpose of this post, you will learn how to delete your browsing history rather than search for items.
With an active Amazon account, you can quite easily clear all the items under your Amazon search history or select specific items for deletion. In addition, you can also disable the Amazon browsing history if you prefer this option.
How to Delete your Amazon Search History
Here are four simple steps that you can take to delete all or a selected number of the browsed items on your Amazon search history.
Step #1: The first step to clearing all or some items in the search history of Amazon is to login to your Amazon account. To do this, you can either launch the Amazon app installed on your PC or mobile device or visit the official Amazon website here.
Step #2: Once you have logged into your personal account on Amazon by providing your username/email and password, you should then click in the option labelled “Browsing History”. It can be located in the menu at the top of your screen.
When you select the “Browsing History” option, you will be able to view records of every one of your search items right on Amazon.
Step #3: The next thing to do is to click on the downward pointing arrow that can be seen beside the option labelled “Manage history”.
Step #4: You have now the access to view and erase all your searched items on Amazon. Now, you can click on the button labelled “Remove all items from view”.
By clicking on this button, you will be able to successfully delete the entire items displayed in your Amazon search history.
How to turn amazon browsing history off
Alternatively, you may decide to disable your Amazon browsing history. You can do it by clicking the “off” selector option under the “Turn Browsing History on/off” user option. This way you will be able to avoid any storage of searched items for future reference.
Note that disabling the browsing history will not delete the following items:
Items sent to your shopping cart for checkout, order placement and payment purposes.
You can also clear specific searched items under your browsing history. If you want to do this, do the following.
- You have to scroll down.
- Then choose the option labelled “Remove from view”. It can be seen underneath the searched item that you want to delete from the Amazon search history.
Another way to select specific items for deletion is to visit the section named “Manage history” as stated earlier. Then, simply select the item you want to clear.
Happy browsing and searching on Amazon!