Reddit keeps a history of all the posts that you view in subreddits. If you are wondering how to delete history on Reddit, read this article to find out.
As you may know, Reddit is one of the most popular social networks online. An entertaining, social website where registered community members can submit content, such as text posts or direct links, and find interesting and engaging content.
But have you ever wished that you could delete your Reddit history? Or you are worried that a past Reddit post may come back to haunt you? You’re not paranoid. It has happened before, and that’s why it’s not surprising that many users who spend a lot of time browsing the site want privacy.
If you’re worried about your history being tracked by others or don’t want the world to see certain parts, deleting your Reddit history might be a wise thing to do. There are multiple ways to go about it, and in this article, I will explain each of them so that you can make an educated decision on what works best for you.
How to Delete Reddit History Using the App
Deleting your Reddit history is quite easy. You simply have to go to the app’s Settings and tap on the “Clear local history” button to remove your history from Reddit.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to deleting Reddit history using the app.
1. Open the Reddit app
The first step as usual is to open the Reddit app. You have to sign in to your account if you haven’t done so already.
To log in, tap on the profile icon in the top right corner, then select the Log In option. Enter your login credentials and sign in to your account.
2. Go to Settings
Next, tap on the profile icon in the top right corner to open the Reddit menu.
A list of options appears such as My profile, Drafts, and more. Tap on the Settings option at the bottom.
3. Scroll down and tap on the “Clear local history” option
On the Settings page, you have to scroll down slightly to find the Clear local history option. Once you find it, tap to open it.
4. A pop-up message will prompt, asking you to confirm your decision
A pop-up will appear to confirm your selection. Tap on “Clear local history” to confirm and proceed with deleting your Reddit history.
Your Reddit history will now be deleted, and by now, you are aware of the steps to take if you wish to clear Reddit history on the app. If you ever need to get rid of your Reddit history again, this is what you need to do.
How to Delete History on Reddit Website
Unfortunately, it is not possible to delete your Reddit history by using the web version. The Reddit website does not seem to offer an option to users to clear their search history and browse history on Reddit. The only option, for now, is to use the Reddit app if you want to delete your history.
You can read the steps in the previous section to find out how to remove your Reddit history using the mobile app. It’s quite simple and takes a few minutes to complete.
How can I browse anonymously on Reddit?
There are a number of reasons why you might want to browse Reddit anonymously. The most widely known reason is that browsing anonymously on Reddit will not store your searches and the posts you view, so you don’t have to bother yourself to clear your search and other histories.
To browse anonymously on Reddit, follow these simple steps:
1. Launch the Reddit App
2. Press the profile icon in top right, then on your username.
3. Select Anonymous Browsing from the menu that pops up.
Reddit will now switch you to a special account called “Anonymous Browsing”. This is separate from your normal account and allows you to browse on Reddit anonymously without revealing your original account and storing your history.
That’s all. You can simply follow the same process to revert to your normal profile.
If you’re someone who finds themselves logging into Reddit just to peruse the same subreddits every day, or if you’re someone who just doesn’t want your history out there for everyone to see, here’s a handy little guide to make your Reddit browsing a little more private.
An important thing to note is that you can only delete your Reddit history through the mobile app and not the website. For some reason, Reddit has not made this feature available on their website.