Browsing in Chrome

When using Chrome browsing is similar to other browsers. However, there are some unique features of browsing in Chrome.

Browsing history

Like all browsers, Chrome saves details and cookies from every website you visit, which you can view from the History tab. Chrome uses some of this information to decrease load times for sites you visit regularly. Chrome also allows you to search your history to find a previously viewed page and to delete your history for the sake of privacy.

To view your browsing history:

  1. Click the Chrome menu in the top-right corner of the browser, then hover the house over History, and select History. Alternatively, press Ctrl+H on your keyboard.
  2. The History tab will appear with your full browsing history. The history includes every site you've viewed in the last few weeks. The list is sorted by date, so the most recent history appears at the top of the page.
  3. If you can't remember the exact address or name of a webpage you've visited before, you can try searching the history. Enter a search term or website into the search bar, then click Search history.
  4. A list of results will appear. If you wish to return to a website, simply click the link.

Review our lesson on Chrome Privacy and Security to learn how to delete your browser history.