How to clear Google Bard AI activity history

Yes, you can delete the Google Bard AI activity history, and in this guide, you will learn how.

Google Bard delete activity history
Google Bard delete activity history

On Google Bard AI, you can clear the activity history, and in this guide, you will learn how. When using Bard, Google doesn’t collect and stores everything you type in the prompt box. Instead, the information gets erased as soon as you close the tab or click the “Reset chat” button on the left navigation pane.

However, the company stores the query intent as part of the search history on your Google account. The search query intent is that key phrase that the chatbot uses to provide the response based on your question.

Although you don’t have to worry about Google storing every word you type when using Bard, if you are still concerned about your privacy, you can delete the “Bard Activity” from your account. In addition, you can disable the feature to prevent the company from collecting data when using the chatbot.

This guide will teach you the easy steps to clear the Google Bard AI activity history.

Clear Google Bard AI activity history

To delete Bard’s activity history, use these steps:

  1. Open Bard (web).

  2. Click on Bard Activity from the left navigation pane.

    Google Bard Activity option

  3. Under the “Your Bard Activity” section, check the entries you can remove from the history.

  4. Click the Delete (X) button next to each entry to remove it.

    Bard delete activity

  5. Click the Delete button again.

  6. Click the Delete (X) button next to “Today” to clear the activity for today.

  7. Click the Delete button again.

  8. Click the Delete option at the top of the activity history.

    Bard history delete option

  9. Select the time range to clear the history. For example, the “All time” option removes everything from the activity history. And the “Custom range” allows you to select a time range.

    Bard activity history options

  10. Click the Delete button again.

Once you complete the steps, the chat history will be removed from your Google account.

Disable Google Bard AI activity history

To disable Bard’s activity history, use these steps:

  1. Open Bard (web).

  2. Click on Bard Activity from the left navigation pane.

    Google Bard Activity option

  3. Under the “Your Bard Activity” section, click on Bard Activity.

    Bard Activity feature

  4. Turn off the Bard Activity toggle switch.

    Google Bard disable activity history

After you complete the steps, the Google chatbot will no longer connect data about your activities using the service.

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