How To Clear Etsy History: A Step-By-Step Guide

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Do you want to clear your Etsy history for any reason but don’t know how?

You’ve come to the right place.

I wrote this step-by-step guide to teach you how to clear Etsy history. I’ll teach you how to clear your entire Etsy account history or only specific entries.

I’ll also show you how to toggle with your account settings and make your account private.

Let’s start.

How To Clear Etsy History

Before you delete your entire Etsy search history, decide whether to leave your recently viewed listings or just delete specific entries.

If you want to clear your entire search history, you’ll lose some listings you might’ve wanted to return to later.

How To Clear Etsy Search History on Desktop

1 – Log in to your Etsy account.

2 – Click your profile picture.

3 – Go to Account Settings on the dropdown menu at the top of the page.

4 – Select the Privacy tab.

5 – Click Clear recently viewed listings.

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6 – Wait for the Listing history cleared notification.

7 – Search your recently viewed listings to see if you’ve deleted your entire Etsy browsing history.

How To Clear Search History on Etsy App

  1. Open the Etsy app and log in if you haven’t already.

  2. Tap the You icon to go to your profile page.

  3. Go to Settings.

  4. Select Privacy.

  5. Tap the link saying To access additional privacy options, visit your privacy settings here.

  6. Tap Here.

  7. You’ll head to the Etsy website on mobile, where you can open your privacy tab again.

  8. Tap Clear recently viewed listings on the Etsy page to clear history.

  9. Search for your recently viewed listings or recent activity to verify that you deleted them.

How To Clear Etsy Search History But Keep Shops and Items

  1. Open your Etsy account. Look for the items or stores you want to save on the home page.

  2. Once you’ve chosen which items or stores you want to remember, add them to your Favorites. You must tap the heart icon if you’re on mobile.

  3. Go to Account settings.

  4. Select Privacy

  5. Click Clear recently viewed listings.

  6. Check the Favorite items and Favorite shops pages to see if you successfully saved your chosen shops and items.

How To Delete Favorites on Etsy

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Here’s how to delete your Favorites on Etsy.

  1. Login to Etsy.

  2. Go to the Favorites section.

  3. Hover over your favorites and click the X button to easily clear them from your list.

  4. Save your changes.

  5. View your Favorite items and Favorite shops pages to see if there are other entries you want to eliminate.

How Do I Make My Etsy Browsing History Private?

  1. Sign in to your Etsy profile.

  2. Go to Your Account page.

  3. Click on your Settings.

  4. Go to the Privacy page and click on Privacy.

  5. Adjust your privacy to Only You (Private) under the Favorites section.

How To Delete Etsy History: Additional Info

Here’s some supplementary info to learn how to clear recently viewed on Etsy.

How To Clear Etsy Recommendations

You must clear your recently viewed listings to clear your Etsy recommendations.

How To Activate Etsy Clear Recently Viewed Option

  1. Go to Settings.

  2. Go to Privacy.

  3. Click the Clear recently viewed listings option.

How To Delete Etsy Purchase History

You can’t delete your Etsy purchase history without taking down your entire account.

How To Sign Out of Etsy App

Click Your Account (profile picture), then click Sign out.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can You Delete Purchase History on Etsy?

No. You can’t delete your Etsy purchase history without deleting your account.

How Do I Clear My Browsing History on Etsy?

Go to your Account settings, then open the Privacy tab. Click Clear recently viewed listings.

How Do I Clear My Etsy Purchase History

You must delete your account to clear your Etsy purchase history.

Is There Anything Else I Can Do to Protect My Privacy on Etsy?

Yes. You can disable cookies and caching from your internet browser settings.

The Bottom Line

I hope my guide makes it easier for you to clear whatever you want to clear on Etsy.

If there’s anything you want to retain before you delete your Etsy history, don’t forget first to add them to your favorites.

Knowing how to track an Etsy order is ideal if you recently purchased an item on the popular marketplace.

Written by: Omar Deryan

Founder of OJ Digital Solutions

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