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How can I see my Bing history?

How do I clear my Bing History? search history

Bing save our entire search history (what we type in the search bar) by default in our microsoft account like google search history and many other search engines. We can delete bing history easily, here are the quick steps to follow:

  1. Go to the microsoft bing homepage on your computer or mobile device.
  2. Log in to your microsoft account if you are not already logged in.
  3. in the windows live search results page, click on the top right button (three horizontal bars gear icon) in the upper right corner of your screen.
  4. Click Search History link

  1. You will see a Manage or Clear your Search History Text at the right of your search history page. There you will see a Clear All button to clear bing history. (Previously there was a change history settings which disappeared)

  1. You have here history of new searches first but also old searches sort by date. You can choose to show new searches here or to stop bing using them in search suggestions.
  2. Click Clear all to clear your bing search history completely including past searches and browsing history.
  3. After click clear all you have completed the process.

Clear Search History on Bing


How to delete bing history


How do I completely clear Bing history?

There are a number of ways you can see and delete your bing search activity on a web browser.

For example, you can click on the three vertical bars on the top right  of the home page () or navigate directly to the profile

If you have a Microsoft account and have signed in to it, the new web page that opens will show all your previous searches and your internet browser history as shown below in the privacy dashboard (click on dashboard button to access) with personal information and a search list.

bing profile search history insights

If you are not signed in to a Microsoft account, you’ll find an empty recent searches. And a message from Microsoft asking you to “Sign in to see your search history on different browsers and computers” as also shown in the screen capture below.

After taking out time to view your search history, you can then move on select what you want to delete. To delete your bing search history, simply click “Clear all” to the right of the pie chart.

You can view and change all your privacy controls form within the microsoft privacy dashboard

  1. Login to your account
  2. Click on “Go to dashboard”
  3. On the new page that opens is the privacy dashboard, click the “VIEW AND CLEAR SEARCH HISTORY” (shown below).

view and clear search history

By default, the “Filter by data type” drop-down menu on the left of the new screen is set to “all data types”, including search settings.

Apart from related searches, other items on the menu include “Apps and Services,” “Voice,” “Search,” “Browse,” “Media,” and “Locations.”

It is in this location that you can control and see your search history stored with all devices in greater detail by clicking search from the drop-down or by viewing it along with other information in the default “all data types” option.

You can then explore, download or delete your search bing history either through the all types option or by specifically:

  1. selecting the search option
  2. then clicking on “Clear activity” on the far right, after which you’ll notice the instructions below from Microsoft.
  3. Click on “Clear” to delete your search history.

Apart from deleting, you can also change history setting in the dashboard. All deleted item will not be visible.

How to view and delete bing images search history

The images are an important part of your search history. You can learn  about bing images search history


Videos Search bing history

The videos are also part of your activity. Learn in an specific article how to view and delete and manage bing videos history.

The privacy Dashboard

You can manage all your privacy settings from the privacy dashboard.

Location Activity

You will view here your Location history from Bing Maps.

Speech Activity

If you ever use voice searches in Bing Search Engine all of them will be displayed here.

Browsing History

All the microsoft Edge and other Microsoft browsers history is shown here. You can view an delete it.

Search History

All your Bing Search History is displayed here.

  • You can download your search history from the download your data link.
  • It is also possible to clear all your search history from the clear all search history link.
  • If you want to delete only individual items use the trash icon at the right of each search of your recent history.

App and service activity

All the activity of the microsoft Apps you use will be visible here. You can view or clear it here.

In this screen you can download your data, Clear all app and service activity completely or delete items individually from the recent activities list.

Media Activity

Music, Video or TV history and related searches.

App and service performance data

Microsoft saves information about the service and performance of its apps used by users including the Bing app.

Manage privacy settings

Finally, it is possible to manage the privacy configuration of the main Microsoft applications like Windows, Xbox, Office, Microsoft teams, Skype, News Community and Linkedin.

The Search Engine

Bing is a microsoft's search engine technology built by the tech giant. Search engines show search results from given queries.

Each search result is sort by relevancy in the results with the input term. The main competitor is Google but there are others. The most popular are: Yahoo (with uses bing search results, Baidu, Yandex and Duckduckgo

Bing stores the internet users browsing activity in Cortana (including cortana voice searches), internet explorer and microsoft edge browser, the most widely used browser after google chrome, controlling a third of the US market.

The history of search engine?

Bing was launched in 2009 by Microsoft. You can learn more about when was bing created.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Clear My Bing Searches History in XBOX

  1. Find the Hub icon in the top right corner of your screen in Edge.
  2. Press A with your controller.
  3. Select to delete .
  4. Press  A.
  5. Select Clear


Does Bing save search history?

Yes, Bing record search history. It is tracked through your Bing account. You can see it through your privacy dashboard as explained in the section before.

How long does Bing keep your search history?

The data is never deleted if you don't erase it manually.

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