Why Would You Delete Your Bing History?
Bing is a search engine used by millions of people across the world to find information online. Developed by Microsoft, Bing is a trusted search platform that runs on most devices. People delete their Bing history in order to delete information stored by their browser. Over time, this stored information could slow down your Internet connection or threaten your Internet privacy.
Delete Your Bing History
To delete all of your Bing history, follow the steps below. Once deleted, your website history log will be cleared and previously-visited websites will no longer appear in your Bing history.
- Navigate to Bing on your Internet browser of choice.
- Click on the gear icon (representing the settings) on the upper right corner of the page. A drop-down menu will appear.
- On the drop-down menu, select the Search History option.
- On the Search History page, click on the down arrow that is next to Change History Settings.
- Under the Change History setting, click the Clear All button that is now displayed.
That's it. Your Bing search history is now deleted.
More Ways to Protect Your Privacy
Protecting your privacy online is crucial to ensuring your security is maintained and that you're able to enjoy an open, unrestricted Internet experience. When you browse the Internet without an extra layer of protection, such as a VPN, you are risking your private information being shared with third-party sites or hackers on your network. Information such as your IP address, location and search history are at risk. You should always be aware of the following:
- Your ISP can see your activity, location, sites visited, whom you communicate with and more.
- ISPs or other providers often share or sell this data to third parties, including advertisers.
To protect your privacy while browsing online, you can also do the following:
- Use a VPN: A VPN encrypts your Internet connection, offering an exceptional level of privacy and security every time you connect. With a VPN, no one (not your ISP or snoops) can see the sites you visit, your location or any other personal data.
- Use HTTPS: HTTPS indicates that your connection is secured, meaning it is safer than using HTTP. Always use this prefix when you browse.
- Be aware of the risks: Understand that when browsing, a lot of personal information may be exposed to your provider and websites. Being aware of this fact can help you decide what you do online and what privacy measures you take.