How to Delete Your Amazon Browsing History (Items You've Viewed)

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Want to wipe the slate clean on Amazon? Tired of “people who bought X also bought Y” push marketing? Want to keep your shopping habits to yourself?

Amazon has made shopping online incredibly simple, with almost everything you could want in one place. However, the company never misses an opportunity to put an upsell or related product in your cart and try to squeeze some more money out of your wallet. While deleting your Amazon browsing history doesn't stop data retention, it does stop all "also purchased" messages.

This article provides several options for deleting your Amazon browsing history, including product pages you viewed, products you ordered, items you want, and even Amazon app data. Let's start!

How to Clear Your Amazon Browsing History

Maybe you bought something a bit embarrassing. Maybe it's a shared account, and you don't want to face a set of twenty questions on every purchase. Or maybe you don't like Amazon sending you suggestions after browsing for items you don't intend to buy. Whatever the reason, here's how to manage your Amazon history.

How to delete an item from your viewing history

  1. Navigate to the Amazon homepage.
  2. Hover over "Account and Lists", which is in the upper right corner.
  3. To choose " Navigation history " in the drop-down menu that appears.
  4. Select "Remove from view" to delete an individual item.

If you only have one item that you want to delete, this is the perfect and simple solution. But, Amazon also offers a few more options for you to take control of your browsing history.

How to delete all items from your viewing history

If you want to erase all your browsing history, you can do that easily.

  1. Go to the Amazon homepage.
  2. Hover over “Account” and Lists” at the top right of your screen.
  3. To choose " Navigation history " in the drop-down menu that appears.
  4. Click on "Manage history" in the upper right corner.
  5. Click on “Remove all items from view. »

All of your previously viewed items will disappear at once. If that sounds complicated, you can disable the Browsing History feature altogether.

How to Disable Browsing History on Amazon

Disabling your browsing history is simple. It's great when you no longer have Amazon constantly reminding you of the things you might have wanted at some point and decided not to buy.

  1. Visit the Amazon homepage.
  2. Hover over “Account and Lists” at the top.
  3. To choose " Navigation history " in the drop-down menu that appears. To select "Manage history" just like we did above.
  4. Toggle it “Enable/disable browsing history” so that it turns gray.

Some people have reported that the “Enable/Disable Browsing History” toggle sometimes turns back on. If you start to see your browsing history pop up or notice messages under "Related to items you've viewed" or "Inspired by your shopping trend", review the above process and repeat it.

If you're looking for a shortcut, you can also visit this link to go directly to your browsing history page if you prefer.

How to Hide Amazon Orders

In addition to hiding your browsing history, you can go a step further and also hide your orders. This process is beneficial if you ordered a gift for someone you share an account with.

Notes: ETYou cannot delete order records as businesses are required by law to retain them. for a specified period of time. Additionally, Amazon may use Order Data for many metrics, both personalized and for larger scale inventory and purchases.

Although this process does not delete the records, it hides them from the main "Your Orders" page. To hide your order history, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the Amazon homepage.
  2. Select " Your commands " in the drop-down option under "Account and Lists".
  3. Browse your order history and select the "Order Archive" option below the command.
  4. Confirm your desire to hide the selected command.

This action hides the item from view. You will need to select "Show Hidden Orders" on your account page and then "Show Order" to bring it back. This process is a handy feature for anyone who buys gifts on Amazon but doesn't want nosy family members trying to figure out what you bought for them, or people who kinda forget and never remember. to log out of their account. .

Amazon Data Deletion FAQ

Can I delete my viewing history on Prime Video?

There is a complete tutorial on how to remove items from your Watchlist on Prime Video. But, if you want to delete your previously watched content, you can hide it on Prime Video's account page.

Scroll down and click "Hide This" next to the items you want to remove.

Can I delete my Amazon history from the Amazon app?

Absoutely! If you need to delete your browsing history on the Amazon app, you definitely can!

All you have to do is follow these steps: 1) Open the Amazon app and tap on the three horizontal lines in the top left corner. 2) Next, tap on “Your Account”. 3) Now scroll down (almost down) and tap on “Browsing History” under the Custom Content heading. 4) Scroll down and select "Remove from view" under the items you want to hide.

Select the "Manage" hyperlink in the upper right corner if you want to delete your entire browsing history. Then choose “Remove all items from view. »

On this same page, you also have the option to deactivate your browsing history. Flip the switch to “Off,” which is below the “Remove all items from view” button.

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