Deleting Browsing History of Microsoft Edge is very easy process. Microsoft introduced new web browser called Edge along side Windows 10. It was meant to replace Internet Explorer. It comes included with Windows 10. Since it’s launch it has been in the news for its good as well as bad reviews. But according to me it’s not as bad as Internet Explorer but neither as good as Google Chrome. Like other web browsers, Microsoft Edge also records your browsing history and other websites details. Microsoft Edge remembers this info and stores it on your PC as you browse the web. So it becomes important to delete history of your browser on regular interval, depending upon your use. So, let’s talk about how you can view or delete Microsoft Edge browsing history.

View or Delete Microsoft Edge browsing history

Before we tell you how you can view or delete browsing history in Microsoft Edge, let’s talk about more about browsing history. Your browsing history includes sites you’ve visited, passwords you entered on websites, info you’ve entered into forms, and cookies, cache and other website data. If you don’t want Microsoft edge to record or track your browsing history, then you can switch to in-private browsing. Now to view or delete Microsoft Edge browsing history follow the instructions below.

1. Open Edge and click on the Hub icon (three horizontal line stacked over one another) at the top right of Edge.

Delete Microsoft Edge Browsing History

2. Now, select the history icon from the top. You can now view all the browsing history of Microsoft Edge. Click on small drop-down menu to see more history. If you want to delete the browsing history, click on Clear all history.

3. Choose the types of data or files you want to remove, then select Clear. That will delete the selected browsing history of Microsoft Edge.

There’s some data that you may not want to necessarily clear out, like passwords and form data. You might want to delete browsing history, cookies and websites cache store and download history. Make your selection what you want to delete and click on Clear.

delete browsing history in Microsoft Edge

You can also click on show more for further options like Pop-up exceptions, Location permissions and other settings. But don’t make any changes in that until you need it or you know what you are doing.

What gets deleted when you delete Edge browsing history?

Browsing history: The list of websites you’ve visited which includes your frequently visited websites.

Cookies and saved website data: Information that websites stores on your computer to remember your preferences, such as login information or your location settings.

Cached data and files: Copies of pages, images, and other media content stored on your computer. The browser uses these copies to help loading of content of websites faster when you visit next time.

Download history: The list of files you’ve downloaded from the web. This only deletes the list of files, not the actual files that you’ve downloaded.

Form data: Information that you’ve entered into forms, such as your name or email or a shipping address.

Passwords: Passwords that you’ve saved on websites.

Pop-up exceptions: A list of websites that you have explicitly allowed to display pop-ups when you visit those websites.

Location permissions: A list of websites that you have explicitly allowed to grab your location.

How to Delete Browsing History of Microsoft Edge Automatically?

If you want all the browsing history of Microsoft Edge to get automatically deleted, continue reading. You can clear browsing history automatically when you close Microsoft Edge by enabling ‘Always clear this when I close the browser’ (Look at the picture above). If you want to delete only a particular web history simply hover over the item you want to delete, and then click the “X” that appears next to it. So, when your option is set and when you exit Microsoft Edge it will automatically delete the browsing history.

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CONCLUSION

That’s how you can view or delete Microsoft Edge browsing history. Deleting the browsing history of browsers also clears spaces on your computer’s internal storage. If you like this article please share it and Subscribe to Tech Blog Out to get Tech articles directly in your inbox and also Like our Facebook Page.