Expanding the scope of application to Android, following iOS last year Multiple foreign media such as The Verge reported on the 19th that Google, which introduced this function only for iOS users in July of last year, has expanded the scope of application in 8 months.
Google Spokesperson Ned Adrians said, “Weve now launched the Clear Last 15 Minute Search History feature in the Google app for Android, and it will be available to all app users within a few weeks.” Google first introduced this feature to the iOS app at the annual developer event ‘Google I/O’ last year, and announced that it would be released as an Android version at the end of the year, but the schedule was delayed.
How to use is simple. If you press your profile in the upper right corner of the Google app, you can see the ‘Delete last 15 minutes’ tab. Until now, Android users had to automatically or manually delete their Google search history every 3 months, 18 months, or 36 months.
It is expected that it will be easy to protect personal information as traces of short-term use for 15 minutes can be removed. The service is only available through the mobile app. Although the plan to introduce PCs is still unclear, Google explained that it is seeking ways to apply the function to other areas.