Google introduced some exciting new mobile search tools during their I/O conference in 2021. With a new update, Android users will be able to remove the last 15 minutes of their search history.
The feature was initially detected by XDA Developers' Mishaal Rahman, who claimed to have been alerted about the upgrade, and is already spreading out.
Users can check their availability by opening the Google app on their Android phones and tapping the profile picture icon. This should take you to your account settings page, where you can remove the last 15 minutes of search history.
At Google I/O 2021, Google announced it'd roll out an option to delete the last 15 minutes of your search history. This rolled out on iOS in July 2021 but was said to come to Android later. Well, it appears to now be rolling out!— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) March 18, 2022
Thanks to @panduu221 for the tip! pic.twitter.com/gdtAa1pIFo
This upgrade was first released for iOS devices in July 2021, however Google missed its intended Android release target.
The upgrade will be accessible to everyone in the coming weeks, and it will only work with the default Google search app. Users can access this by sliding up on their device or pressing the search bar on the home screen.
It's unknown whether the business aims to introduce the feature to desktop, as they never stated what platforms they're targeting during last year's I/O event. Google did not release the functionality for iOS until July, and it is now expanding to Android.