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How To Delete Trending Searches In Google

Every second, the Google search engine processes over 63000 queries. This data equals an approximate value of 5.6 billion searches daily. Using hidden cookies, this data is translated to a list. A list that contains what topics are most searched for. The result? Google derives a trending list, and by filtering these searches based on location, Google makes suggestions of increased relevance. In other words, your location determines what topics you find at the top of your trending-searches list.


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If you work in a field where you need to remain in the “what's trending” loop, this feature might be a good thing for you. However, if it poses more of a distraction to you, you might want it gone. Is it possible to stay away from a trend list without staying away from your browser? Yes, it is. In line with this, we will consider steps you should take if you are not interested in these trends.


Regardless of the device your browser is on, there are steps to take for you to no longer see the trending searches.


How To Delete Trending Searches In Android

First, launch your browser on your Android (be it a phone or tablet). You could make this change either on Google or a different browser like Firefox.


Using Google;

  • Click on your profile, that is, your initial or display picture in the top right corner of your home page.


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  • Visit the first option under the site settings. Doing so will lead you to your site's general settings. Here, you will find the option to auto-compete with trending searches.


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  • Switching the auto-complete with trending searches toggle off completes this process using Google.


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However, what if you are performing this action using a different browser?


Using Other browsers;

If Google is not your default browser, you do not have to worry about changing your current browser. You could carry out easy steps that will help turn trending searches off.

  • First, you must access Google on your current browser. If you are using the Chrome browser, you can access this site by clicking on the Google icon on any page you are currently in.



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  • Once you are on the site, click on the hamburger menu in the top left corner of the page. When you do this, you will find settings in the drop-down menu that appears.


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  • When you click on settings, you will find the auto-complete with trending searches option under the personal results heading. You will find the first option of two marked. To complete this step, mark the second option instead, the one that says “do not show popular searches”. Once this is done, click on save at the bottom of the page to ensure that your current preferences remain.



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Desktop

If you are working with your computer, although the steps might not vary much, you will find some differences along the way if you try the steps above. Following this, we will walk you through what you need to do if your browser is on your desktop.

  • Visit Google on your browser or tap on the Google icon on the page that is open.


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  • Unlike on an Android device, you will find the settings option in the bottom right corner of the page.



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  • Clicking on the settings leads you to Google’s settings. From here, locate the personal results heading, and select do not show trending searches.


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iOS

If your device happens to be an iPad or an iPhone, here are steps you can take.

  • Using a browser like Safari, Google is one of the four search engines available on the landing page.

  • Clicking on Google leads you to the page where you find the hamburger menu. Yes, just like in Androids.

  • Once the menu drops, click on settings.

  • You will find the auto-complete with trending searches option. Click on “do not show trending searches”. Finally, select the option to save.

Wrapping Up

Whether you use Android, iOS, or a Windows device, it only takes a few clicks to delete trending searches from your browser settings. Remember, though, that as long as your setting is saved to “not show trending searches”, Google would no longer provide you the list of what is trending on the search engine. This implies that you will not be able to tell what topics people are searching for or what searches are popular around the world. If this is something you do not mind, then following the steps relevant to your device, as outlined in this article, will help you do away with searches on the trend list.

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