How To Delete Your Amazon Browsing History (Items You’ve Viewed)

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

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

Amazon made online shopping incredibly simple, with nearly everything you could want in one place. However, the company misses no opportunity to push an up-sell or related product into your shopping cart and try to squeeze just a bit more cash out of your wallet. While deleting your Amazon browsing history won’t stop data retention, it will halt all the “also bought” messages.

This article provides several options to delete your Amazon browsing history., including product pages you checked out, products you ordered, items you want, and even data on the Amazon app. Let’s get started!

How to Clear Your Amazon Browsing History

Maybe you bought something a little embarrassing. Perhaps it’s a shared account, and you don’t want to deal with a game of twenty questions about every purchase. Or maybe you don’t like Amazon spamming you with suggestions after browsing items you don’t intend to buy. Whatever the reason, here’s how to manage your Amazon history.

How to Remove One Item From Your Viewing History

  1. Navigate to the Amazon home page.
  2. Hover over “Account & Lists,” which is found in the upper right-hand corner.
  3. Choose “Browsing History” from the dropdown menu that appears.
  4. Select “Remove from View” to remove an individual item.

If you have only one item you want to remove, this is the perfect, simple solution. But, Amazon also offers a few more options for you to take control of your Browsing History.

How to Remove All Items from Your Viewing History

If you want to clear your entire browsing history, you can easily do so.

  1. Go to the Amazon home page.
  2. Hover over “Account” & Lists” in the top-right section of your screen.
  3. Choose “Browsing History” from the dropdown menu that appears.
  4. Click on “Manage History” in the upper right-hand corner.
  5. Click “Remove all items from view.”

All of your previously viewed items will disappear all at once. If this sounds like a hassle, you can turn off the Browsing History feature altogether.

How to Turn Off Browsing History in Amazon

Turning off your browsing history is simple. It’s great when you no longer have Amazon constantly reminding you of the things you may have wanted at one time and decided against purchasing.

  1. Visit the Amazon home page.
  2. Hover over “Account & Lists” at the top.
  3. Choose “Browsing History” from the dropdown menu that appears. Select “Manage History” just as we did above.
  4. Toggle the “Turn browsing history on/off button” so that it turns grey.

Some people have stated that the “Turn browsing history on/off” toggle sometimes turns itself back on. If you begin seeing your browsing history appear or notice that messages under “Related to items you viewed” or “Inspired by your shopping trend,” revisit the above process and repeat it.

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

How to Hide Amazon Orders

Aside from hiding your browsing history, you can take it a step further and hide your orders too. This process is beneficial if you’ve ordered a gift for someone with whom you share an account.

Note: You cannot delete order records since companies are required by law to retain them for a specific amount of time. Plus, Amazon can use order data for so many metrics, both personalized and for larger-scale stock and purchasing.

Although this process does not delete records, it hides them from the main “Your Orders” page. To conceal your order history, do this:

  1. Navigate to the Amazon home page.
  2. Select “Your Orders” from the dropdown option under “Account & Lists.”
  3. Browse your order history and select the “Archive Order” option located under the order.
  4. Confirm your desire to hide the selected order.

This action hides the item from view. You will need to select “View Hidden Orders” on your account page and then “Unhide Order” to bring it back. This process is a handy feature for anyone who buys gifts from Amazon but doesn’t want curious family members trying to find out what you purchased for them, or for people who are just a bit forgetful and can never remember to log out of their account.

Amazon Data Deletion FAQS

Can I remove my watched history on Prime Video?

There is a full tutorial about how to remove items from your watch list on Prime video. But, if you want to remove your previously watched content, you can hide it from the account page of Prime Video.

Scroll through the list and click “Hide This” next to the items you’d like to remove.

Can I remove my Amazon history from the Amazon app?

Absolutely! If you need to remove your browsing history on the Amazon app, you certainly can!

All you need to do is follow these steps: 1) Open the Amazon App and tap on the three horizontal lines in the upper left-hand corner. 2) Next, tap ‘Your Account.’ 3) Now, scroll down (almost to the bottom) and tap on ‘Browsing History’ under the Personalized content heading. 4) Scroll through the list and select ‘Remove from view’ under the items you’d like to hide.

Select the “Manage” hyperlink in the upper right-hand corner if you’d like to delete your entire browsing history. Next, choose “Remove all items from view.”

On this same page, you also have the option to turn off your browsing history. Toggle the switch to “Off,” which resides under the “Remove all items from view” button.

8 thoughts on “How To Delete Your Amazon Browsing History (Items You’ve Viewed)”

Barry says:
No such feature exists, you bullshiting arseholes!!
Steve Larner says:
Yes, they do, and I just tried it again. Something must be wrong on your end.

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