I am using a shared PC with my brother and I don't want him to know about my PayPal transactions. (Because I often forgot to logout before leaving the PC.) So I want to know how to clear/hide the transaction history?

p/s : Or is there a way to make them hard to see. Archive method isn't good enough.


Without knowing more about your situation, one suggestion is to access PayPal in a browser that's running in private mode (e.g., Incognito - Chrome, Private Browsing - Firefox, etc.). Close your browser when you're done with whatever you're doing, and no one will be able to view your browser history even if you forget to log out.

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    Or in a window that was opened in Incognito/Private Browsing mode. Moreover, you don’t need to close the browser, just the respective window. – Alex Mar 28 '12 at 6:02
  • Thank you but I am asking about Paypal transaction history not browser history. – JatSing Mar 28 '12 at 9:53
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    @JatSing This is clearly a workaround that does not answer your question, but it resolves your initial problem, because if you login from a private browsing window, when you close it, it automatically logs you out (kills the respective login session). – Alex Mar 28 '12 at 10:36
  • Sometimes I even forgot to close the browser. You won't believe it but I am very careless. – JatSing Mar 29 '12 at 21:25

I think you can not delete it.. But you can archive it.. Ones you archive it will be hidden.

Hope following link may help you.


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  • Thank uou but that seem not to work, he still can view them in history. – JatSing Mar 29 '12 at 21:25

What you are asking for is not possible, you need to implement better computer operator habits. Please do not base the rest of this "Answer" as an Answer in regards to your question, they are just suggestions:

  1. If you both use the same account on your PC than this wont work: If you alter the Control Panel settings for sleep mode to 1 minute. Then, after 1 minute of inactivity your PC will lock/logout of the current user's account, and will force your brother to login with the correct password.

  2. You cannot completely remove your payment history in PayPal (only move it to archives), especially since PayPal abides by a very stringent, government mandated policy on how money is recorded/presented. I would suggest getting a new account.

  3. You could open a page that looks exactly like PayPal's payment history every time you use your PC, so that when you brother logs on he thinks that it is initially a PayPal account, but soon realizes that it isn't. After about a week of this he will naturally close the window, and not see your activity (when the real PayPal window is open).

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I had the same problem, I ended up making a new account be the exact same in order to completely clear the history. Here's what I did: (You'll need to have access to the phone number and email your account is linked to)

  • Note down all your account info locally (phone number, address, card information, etc) by taking a screenshot, copying it into a document, etc. Including your profile picture.

  • Send all your money on your PayPal balance to a secondary account, trusted friend or to your bank account

  • Change your primary email address to something else and remove your old email address

  • Delete your account

  • Make a new account with your real email

  • Validate your phone number and email address

  • Update all your info to match the one in your old PayPal (all the info you noted down) Including the profile picture, linked bank and cards.

  • Get the money back from your secondary account, friend, etc.

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  • Although it might help, it sounds that in the OP situation it's a reoccurring thing so it won't be practical – arieljannai Jun 10 '18 at 8:15

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