Google Adds History Link to Mobile Home Page

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Google has added a new "history" link on its mobile home page. This lets you easily get to sites you've been to and items you've starred from Android, iPhone, or desktop searches.

"If you’ve enabled search history in your account (tap 'Settings' and select 'Save Searches' under 'Search History', then tap 'Save'), the history that you see is a combination of all your searches done while you are signed-in, whether you are searching from a laptop at home, your desktop computer at work, or your phone while on-the-go," Google's Mobile Team explains. "Your mobile searches are marked with a little phone icon so you can tell them apart. For websites you’ve visited while searching on a desktop or laptop, you’ll see screenshot thumbnails that can help you recognize and return to the right sites quickly."

"If you want to remove any history items, you can tap the 'Edit' button at the top of the page and delete individual search queries," the team adds. "If you prefer to stop recording search history all together, choose the 'Do not save searches' option under "Settings" on the home screen and tap 'Save.'"

You will be presented with tabs for "history" and "starred", so you can easily access either one. There is more info about the feature available here.

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