How to delete Reddit history

Reddit app stores the search history and browsing history locally on your device. The Reddit website stores the history on your account. 

But Reddit doesn’t sync the history across your devices.

The history of the Reddit website won’t be available on your device, and the history from the mobile app won’t be visible on the website. 

You can use the anonymous browsing feature to prevent the Reddit app from saving history. 

However, if you use the Reddit website, you should also clear the history from the browser to leave no trace. 

Reddit app saves three types of history, search history, subreddit history, and post history. 

Here’s what they mean:

Search history: Anything you search on Reddit; tap on the search bar, and you can find the last 3 searches.

Subreddit history: Reddit stores the subreddits you visit on your account. Tap on the hamburger menu at the top left corner. 

Post history: Every Reddit post you visit goes to your account’s history page. Tap your avatar and select History to check your history. 

Delete Reddit History on iOS App

Here’s how to delete your history from the Reddit iOS app:

  1. Open the Reddit iOS app on your iPhone. 
  2. Tap the search bar, and tap X beside the search query to remove it from your account. 
  3. Press the hamburger menu icon at the top left corner and tap See all.
  4. Press Clear all to remove all subreddit you visited, or press X to remove any specific subreddit.
  5. Tap your Reddit avatar and select Settings from the menu.
  6. Tap Clear local history and again tap Clear local history from the app. 

Delete Reddit History on Android app

  1. Open the Reddit app on your Android device.
  2. Tap on the hamburger menu icon at the top right; tap See all to view the list of your visited subreddits. 
  3. Tap Clear all to remove all subreddits or the X icon beside an individual subreddit.
  4. Tap the Search bar and press X to clear the search queries individually.
  5. Finally, tap your avatar from the top right corner and go to History.
  6. Tap on the three-dots icon at the top right corner and select Clear history.

Delete Reddit History on Website

If you are logged into the Reddit website and visit any posts, Reddit will save the history on your account. 

You can check your search history by clicking on the search box. 

Here’s how to delete all history on Reddit:

  1. Open a web browser and go to the Reddit website.
  2. Click on the search box, and Reddit shows your last three searches. 
  3. Click the cross icon beside a search query to remove it from your account.
  4. Click your Reddit avatar at the top right corner and go to User Settings.
  5. Switch to the Profile tab. 
  6. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the Clear history button.

Reddit won’t show you any notifications, but it will clear the browsing history from your account.

You can check your history page from your profile. Here’s how:

  1. Click your AVATAR at the top right corner of the Reddit website.
  2. Select Profile from the menu.
  3. It takes you to the Overview tab of your profile.
  4. Switch to the History tab. 
  5. You can click the Hide icon to hide any specific post from your browsing history. 

Clear Reddit Browsing History From Your Browser

You can delete your Reddit browsing history from your web browser. 

The process is similar for most web browsers. You must go to the History page to delete your browsing history. 

  1. Open Google Chrome on your browser.
  2. Click the three-dots icon at the top right corner, select History, and click History from the sub-menu.
  3. If you have only visited a few pages, search in the search bar and select all Reddit pages.
  4. Click Delete from the top right corner.
  5. Select Remove from the pop-up. 
  6. If you visited hundreds of pages, click Clear browsing data from the left sidebar. A pop-up appears on your page.
  7. Basic or Advanced tab both would do the work, so you won’t have to switch to either.
  8. Select All time from the drop-down menu in the time range.
  9. Ensure to choose only Browsing history.
  10. Click Clear data.

It will erase your entire browsing history from your browser but won’t delete the cookies or caches. 

You can tweak the time frame to delete only a few pages from the history. 

Suppose you visited Reddit for the last few days; then you can choose the Last 7 days from the time range. 

It won’t erase your entire browsing history. Chrome will remove only Reddit and a few websites from your history. 

Uchchash Talukder Rana is the founder of @ansmegeek. He is the jack of all trades and master of a few. He uses Windows, Mac, Android & iOS on a daily basis. If he is not sleeping, either he is writing articles or playing Valorant.

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