How to delete your Search history in Outlook on Windows 11

Outlook delete search history

The article provides a step-by-step guide on how to delete the search history in the new Outlook app on Windows 11. Deleting the search history improves privacy, security and frees up storage space on the device. The new Outlook app offers several features and uses previous searches to enhance search results.

This article explains how to delete your “Search history” in the new Outlook app on Windows 11.

The new Outlook for Windows brings the latest features and a modern and simplified design with support for Exchange-backed Microsoft 365 work or school,, Hotmail, and Gmail accounts.

The app has many features, including support for subscription managementemail forwardingsetting default From addressbacking up your mailboxchanging the reading paneopening a new window for a messagelanguage translationsturning text predictions on or offswitch primary accountsharing a calendar, changing language, date and time formatpublic a calendar, show week numbers in Outlook calendar, and more.

The new Outlook app uses your previous searches to improve your search results. You can delete your search history at any time.

Deleting your search history in Outlook can help protect your privacy and security. If you share your device with others, clearing your search history can prevent them from seeing your search queries. Additionally, deleting your search history can free up storage space on your device. Sometimes, users may want to start fresh with their search history to avoid potential conflicts or confusion in the search results.

Delete your “Search history” in Outlook

As mentioned above, users can delete their search history in the new Outlook app. This is useful in protecting one’s privacy.

Here’s how to do it.

First, open the new Outlook app on Windows 11.

You can do that by clicking Start -> All app -> Outlook app. Or use the Start menu search box to search for Outlook and open it.

Open the new Outlook app in Windows 11

When the app opens, click the Settings button (gear on the top right) to proceed.

Add Gmail to Outlook app in Windows 11

On the Settings page, click the General tab on the left sidebar.

Next, select “Privacy and data” on the right to open its settings page.

Outlook app privacy and data settings

On the Privacy and data settings page, under Search history, click the “Delete history” button to delete your search history.

Outlook app privacy and data settings delete history button

You will be prompted to confirm that you wish to delete your search history. Click the ‘Continue‘ button to do so.

That should do it!


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