How to edit and delete your Amazon browsing history, and turn off tracking

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Your Amazon browsing history shows every item you’ve looked at on the site, but you can delete items or your history as a whole. 10’000 Hours/Getty Images
  • You can access your Amazon browsing history, and make changes, on the “Browsing History” page of the site.
  • On the Amazon Shopping app, you can view and change your browsing history in “Account.”
  • You can also turn off tracking in the same locations as you would to clear your browsing history.
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If you’re trying to find a gift for someone who has access to your Amazon account, your browsing history can be a dead giveaway.

However, you do have the option to clear your history or delete individual items from it – as well as the ability to turn off tracking – through your account.

Here’s what you need to know to get it done.

How to delete Amazon browsing history

You can delete items in your browsing history one by one, or you can delete all items at once.

On desktop:

1. Go to the Amazon website and log in to your account, if necessary.

2. Hover your cursor over Accounts & Lists at the top-right of the page and click Browsing History in the drop-down.

Screenshot of the Amazon homepage
Go into your browsing history. Devon Delfino

3. Your history will appear on the next page.

4. If you want to remove individual items from your history, click the Remove from view button next to the items you want to remove.

Screenshot of the browsing history page on Amazon
Select ‘Remove from view’ to hide it from your history. Devon Delfino

5. To clear your browsing history, click the down-arrow next to Manage history in the top-right and select the Remove all items from view button.

Screenshot of the expanded Manage history section in the browsing history on Amazon
You can clear your history by toggling this option off. Devon Delfino

On mobile:

1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android and log in, if needed.

2. Tap the profile icon in the bottom menu.

Screenshot of the primary screen on the Amazon Shopping app
Go into your profile. Devon Delfino

3. Select Your Account.

Screenshot highlighting the Your Account option on an Amazon profile in the app
Select ‘Your Account.’ Devon Delfino

4. Scroll down to the Personalized Content section and tap Browsing History.

Screenshot of the Your Account page in the Amazon Shopping app
Go into your ‘Browsing history.’ Devon Delfino

5. You’ll see your browsing history on the next page.

6. To delete individual items, tap Remove from view.

Screenshot of the browsing history page in the Amazon Shopping app
Tap ‘Remove from view’ to hide them from your browsing history. Devon Delfino

7. To clear your history, tap Manage and then Remove all items from view.

Screenshot of the Manage menu for the browsing history on the Amazon Shopping app
Tap ‘Remove all items from view’ to clear your browsing history. Devon Delfino

How to turn off Amazon browsing history tracking

You should know that turning off browsing history tracking will also impact your Prime watch history.

On desktop:

1. Go to the Amazon website and log in to your account, if necessary.

2. Hover your cursor over Accounts & Lists at the top-right of the page and click Browsing History in the drop-down.

3. Click the down-arrow next to Manage history at the top-right and toggle off the Turn history on/off option.

Screenshot showing the expanded Manage menu for the browsing history page on Amazon
Toggle the ‘Turn history on/off’ option to off. Devon Delfino

On mobile:

1. Open the Amazon Shopping app and tap the profile icon in the bottom menu.

2. Tap Your Account.

3. Scroll down to Personalized Content and tap Browsing History.

4. Tap Manage.

5. Toggle the Turn history on/off button to off.

Screenshot of the Manage menu for the browsing history on the Amazon Shopping app
Turn off the ‘Turn history on/off’ option. Devon Delfino

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