Friday, February 24, 2017

How to clear your Twitter search history

Twitter stores your recent searches, and brings up a list of them when you click or type in the search bar.  You can easily erase any saved searches if you want.  Here's how to do it from your web browser:

- Click in the search bar area at the top of your Twitter page
- Select Clear All

Monday, February 13, 2017

How to clear your Facebook search history from your web browser

Facebook stores your search history, presumably for autocomplete reasons.  Unless someone else is logged into your Facebook account (or looking over your shoulder) they shouldn't be able to see your search history,  but you can still erase it if you want to.  Read on to see how to clear your Facebook search history from your web browser.

- Log in to your Facebook account

- Click on the magnifying glass in the search bar (at the top of the screen)

- Click Edit

- Click Clear Searches

- Click Clear Searches again to confirm

Friday, February 3, 2017

How to disable read receipts on Twitter

By default, when someone sends you a direct message through Twitter, they will be able to see if you have read that message.  If you don't want Twitter to provide that information, you can easily disable read receipts.  The caveat here is that if you disable read receipts for the messages you receive, you will also be disabling your ability to see whether other people have read your messages.

To disable read receipts:

- Log in to your account at
- Click on your profile picture in the upper right corner (next to the Tweet button)
- Select Settings
- Click on Security and privacy on the left sidebar
- Scroll down to the bottom, and uncheck Send/Receive Read Receipts
- Click the blue Save Changes button
- If prompted, enter your password and click Save Changes