Gmail keeps suggesting searches I used years ago and I want to remove them, but there isn't an option or it isn't in an obvious place. Can I delete the Gmail internal search history?
Note: As of around the start of 2017 this option seems to have disappeared, and as of 2017-09-20 I can't find another way to do it.
To delete specific entries from the Gmail search box auto-complete list:
- Go to the search box in Gmail
- Type the first part of the search you want to delete
- When the dropdown appears with one of the options you don't want, hover over that option with your mouse
- An "x" will appear on the right side of that entry - click it to remove that search from your Gmail search history
You can see and delete your search history at https://history.google.com/history/