If you don’t really want to keep up with the latest trending searches on Google, you can disable this feature. Unfortunately, many users complained trending searches won’t disappear no matter what they do. If you’re experiencing the same issue, follow the steps below.
How Do I Remove Google Trending Searches?
Restart Your Device, Try Again, and Log out
Restart your device and check if trending searches still show up. If they’re still visible, follow the steps below to disable the feature.
- Open a new Incognito Mode tab, go to google.com and click Settings.
- Then select Search settings.
- Go to Auto-complete with trending searches.
- Select Do not show popular searches.
- Restart your browser.
If you want to disable this feature on Android or iOS, go to google.com. Then select More options (the three lines). Go to Settings, navigate to Auto-complete with trending searches, and tap Do not show popular searches. Restart your browser.
If popular searches still show up, log out of your Google account and restart your device again. Log back in and check the results.
Block Search Cookies
Open a new tab, and type chrome://settings/syncSetup?search=autocomplete+searches+and+urls in the address bar to open search settings. Disable the option that sends cookies and searches from the address bar and search box to your default search engine.
Restart your browser and check if trending searches still show up. If this is the case, disable Omnibox Trending Zero Prefix Suggestions. Open a new tab and type chrome://flags. Then locate Omnibox and disable the feature.
Clear Your Cache and Update Chrome
- Click on More options (the three dots), and select Help.
- Click on About Google Chrome and check for updates.
- Then go to History, and select Clear browsing data.
- Use the Time Range drop-down menu and select All time.
Go to Settings, and click on Advanced in the right-hand pane. If the issue persists, reset your Chrome settings. Then select Reset and clean up and click on Restore settings to their original defaults.
As a last resort, uninstall and reinstall Chrome or switch to a different browser.
If you disabled trending searches on Google, but they still show up, close the browser, log out and restart your device. Additionally, block search cookies, clear your cache and update Chrome. If the issue persists, reset your browser, reinstall Chrome, or switch to a different browser.
Did you manage to solve the problem? Which of the methods above worked for you? Share your feedback in the comments below.