How To Clear eBay Browsing History


If you are like me, you share your eBay account with your spouse and/or children. Yes, some of us have to share. With me searching for holiday gifts it made me think I might want to clear my browsing history on the eBay account. Don’t want my wife or  offspring knowing what I’m buying for me… I mean for them. How to clear browsing history is also a good thing to know when you don’t want anyone to know what you are searching for during other times of the year… not judging anyone :). I love my privacy as much as the next guy. As I always do, I’m sharing my knowledge with you on how you can clear that history.

How To Clear eBay Browsing History

Step 1: Sign in to your eBay account.

ebay-sign-in-window

Step 2: On the main screen I will show you four different ways of getting to the next screen. It is important to know many paths. These will all get you to where you need to go next:

  1. Under the rotating banner on the home screen you should see Your Recently Viewed Items. Click on the See All link on the right, or in the middle, depending on your browser.
  2. Head up to the top-right and hover over or click on the My eBay link. This will bring up the drop-down menu. Now, click on the My eBay link. This will take you to the next screen.
  3. The third option is to go back to the top-right and bring up the drop-down menu. From here, click on the Selling option.
  4. Or, if you want to get to the point, click on Recently Viewed. I love holding on to the obvious one until last :).

ebay-home-page-options

Step 3:  If you picked Option 1 or Option 4 in Step 2 you will already be in the right section of the My eBay page (Your Recently Viewed Items), if you chose option 2 or 3, you will need to select “Recently Viewed” in the left menu to bring up the section.


my-ebay-page

Step 4: Here is where the history of your eBay browsing is located. To clear/delete this history, head up to the right side and click Clear all. You will now see a Confirmation window pop up. Click on the Confirm button. DONE!

recently-viewed-screen

confirmation-window

That is all you have to do to clear/delete any record of what you were looking at on eBay. Now you can start Christmas shopping and keep it a secret.

Here’s a short video demonstrating the process:

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Jason Shuffield

Jason Shuffield began working with computers at an early age. As he gained experience he began helping others who had difficulties with technology and requested assistance. Over time it became obvious there was a local need for a technology expert with great people skills. As a result Jason started his computer repair company, CYIN, in 2011. With years of experience in web design, computer repair, tech support, computer training and social media management Jason loves to share his knowledge and educate people.

One Comment

  1. What a load of bollocks … this just removes the recently viewed items list … which anyone who uses eBay should know about

    What I want removed is the SEARCH history which eBay keeps and I cannot find a way to remove

    I know it is there, because I use a third party eBay viewer (picclick) which lists out dozens of old searches I have made on the eBay site … now they are the ones I want rid of … but how ???

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