How to Turn Off Trending Searches on Google Chrome

How to Turn Off Trending Searches on Google Chrome

Hey there! Today, I want to talk to you about a way to make your browsing experience more personalized and distraction-free. You might have noticed that when you open a new tab on Google Chrome, there’s a section called “Trending searches” that shows you what other people are looking for. While it can sometimes be interesting, it can also be quite distracting and take away your focus from what you actually want to search for.

Fortunately, there’s a simple way to disable this feature and take back control of your browsing experience. Let me show you how you can do it.

First, open a new tab in Google Chrome. In the top-right corner of the page, you’ll see a small gear icon. Click on it, and a menu will appear. From that menu, select “Customize.”

A new page will open with various customization options. In the “Background” section, you’ll find a toggle switch for “Show Trending searches.” Simply click on the switch to turn it off.

Once you’ve done that, the “Trending searches” section will no longer appear when you open a new tab. It’s as simple as that!

Now, you have the power to decide what you want to search for without any distractions. Whether you’re working on a project, studying, or simply browsing the internet, this small tweak can help you stay focused and make your browsing experience more tailored to your needs.

So why not give it a try? Disable the trending searches feature on Google Chrome and enjoy a more personalized and distraction-free browsing experience. Happy browsing!

How to Disable Trending Searches on Google Chrome

Hey there! So, I want to talk about keeping track of the trending searches on Google. It can be pretty interesting to see what people are searching for at any given time, right? But here’s the thing – it can also be a bit distracting when you’re trying to focus on your own search goals. So, disabling this feature might be a good idea for some of you. Don’t worry; I’m here to guide you through the steps to disable trending searches on Google Chrome.

How to Disable Trending Searches in Google Chrome On iPhone and Android

Alright, let’s get started! You know, trending searches appear on any browser and not just with Chrome. So, if you want to disable it on any browser, you’ll need to change your Google account settings. I’ll talk about that later in this post. But for now, let’s focus on Chrome!

If Chrome is your default browser on your iPhone, iPad, or Android, then follow these steps to disable trending searches:

  1. Open in Google Chrome.
  2. Tap the three horizontal lines at the top left corner of the screen.
  3. Open Search settings.
    Open Search Settings Chrome
  4. You’ll find two tabs on the next screen: Privacy & Safety and Other Settings.
  5. Select Other Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the Auto-complete with trending searches option.
  7. Tap to disable it.
    Open Search Settings Chrome

And boom! You’ve successfully disabled trending searches on Google Chrome on your iPhone or Android. If you’re using Google’s older version, just follow Settings > Auto-complete with trending searches > Do not show popular searches.

How to Turn Off Trending Searches on Google Chrome on Your PC

Now, if you’re using Google Chrome on a Mac or Windows, follow these steps to turn off trending searches:

  1. Go to on your Mac or Windows computer.
  2. Click the Settings option on the bottom right corner of the screen.
  3. Select Search settings.
    Google Chrome Search Settings PC Mac
  4. You’ll see two options on the left sidebar – Privacy & Safety and Other Settings.
  5. Select Other Settings.
  6. Click Auto-complete with trending searches to disable it. This feature is enabled by default.
    Disable Trending Search Desktop Browser

If you’re using Google’s older version, simply follow Settings > Search settings > Auto-complete with trending searches > Do not show popular searches.

Oh, and just a heads up – if you clear your Google search history and cookies, the trending searches will be re-enabled. So, you’ll have to disable them again. Annoying, I know.

How to Turn Off Trending Searches in the Google App

Alright, now let’s talk about the Google app. You know, it’s a pretty handy tool to start a Google search on your Android smartphone. But sometimes it can display those trending searches or even try to complete your search query with trending searches. Luckily, you can disable this behavior. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Google app on your device.
  2. Tap your profile photo at the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. On the next screen, tap the first setting – General.
    Google App General Settings
  5. Under General settings, open Autocomplete settings.
    Autocomplete Settings Google App
  6. Tap Autocomplete with trending searches to disable it (since it’ll be enabled by default).
    Disable Trending Searches Google App

But hey, just disabling autocomplete for trending searches is not enough. The Google app will still display those trending searches, especially if you have personal search results turned off. So, if you want to fully disable this, you’ll have to enable personal search results in the Google app.

Enable Personal Search Result Settings

    1. To access your personal results, go to the Google app’s Settings and select Personal results.
  1. Toggle the option for Show personal results.

Now, the Google app will show you results that are personalized based on your past search history. It will also provide autocomplete predictions and recommendations based on your activity. When you have personal search results enabled, you won’t see trending searches in the Google app. You have the option to adjust your Google Account privacy settings for further customization.

Make Your Google Experience Cleaner by Removing Trending Searches

Google tailors your search results according to your interests and activities. Even the trending searches are influenced by factors like your location, search volume, and time. In addition to disabling trending searches in Chrome, you can also choose to stop Google from personalizing your search results.

While personalization can be useful in making your results more relevant and efficient, it can sometimes feel overwhelming.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Why am I unable to turn off trending searches on Google?

A: It’s important to note that clearing your search history and cookies will enable trending searches again. So if you frequently clear them, you’ll continue to see trending searches and may feel like you can’t turn them off.

Q: Why do I see trending searches?

A: Trending searches are algorithmically determined and enabled by default to show you what’s currently popular online. However, you can disable this feature in the settings if you prefer.

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