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Google adds Journeys, an extended way to view your Chrome browsing history


Traditionally, browsing history kept by web browsers takes the form of an endless list of all visited addresses, with Chrome only offering a Search feature to find records on a specific topic.

Based on the idea behind Google Timeline, which puts all of your placements on Google Maps over a period of time, the Journeys feature implemented for Chrome’s browsing history will allow you to view web browsing sessions from a time window. selected This will allow you to graphically track your journey between different websites by viewing page titles, search keywords, and activity (e.g., searching for flights to destination X).

According to Google, the new non-browsing history display also takes into account less visible aspects when looking at the raw list, such as the frequency of visits and time spent on certain sites. Thus, the new Journeys interface will not display the websites strictly according to the chronology criterion, but will also take into account less visible aspects in the summary analysis, such as their relevance to you.

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Chrome Journeys

The good news is that you will be able to manage visits to certain websites, which are relevant to you, but which you would rather avoid any prying eyes. Treated as objects with extended activity over various time intervals, browsing sessions to a specific site will be able to be deleted in one step, without having to clean up every record added chronologically in your browsing history. By tacitly acknowledging that the new section actually makes it even easier to track browsing sessions, Google states that Journeys sessions will only be displayed on the device from which you actually browsed (e.g. the phone in your possession), not being available and accessing your Google Account from another device.

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For starters, viewing your browsing history in Journeys mode will be available to English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, and Turkish speakers. In the future, Google plans to expand the Journeys feature to users in other languages, including covering cross-device synchronization of browsing history.