How to Disable Google Chrome ‘Journeys’ and ‘Resume Your Journey’

Google Chrome recently launched ‘Journeys’, a new feature that organizes your browsing history. This article explains how to disable Journeys on Chrome’s history page.

Disable Chrome ‘Journeys’

Disable Journeys – Video

Journeys are part of your Google Chrome browsing history. You will find them on chrome://history.

Disable Google Chrome Journeys

Time needed: 1 minute

To disable Google Chrome Journeys:

  1. Open the Google Chrome History page.

    CTRL + H opens chrome://history on Windows.
    ⌘ + Y opens the page on a Mac.

  2. Click ‘Turn off Journeys’

    From the left panel, select Turn off Journeys.

Turn Off ‘Resume Your Journey’

When Google Chrome Joruneys is enabled, you might see a ‘resume your journey prompt in the addressbar. You can turn this off by disabling the History Journeys Omnibox Action flag.

To get rid of ‘resume your journey’ link:

  1. Open a new tab and to go to chrome://flags
  2. Search and locate the History Journeys Omnibox Action flag.
  3. Select Disabled from the drop-down.
  4. Restart Chrome.

Note: Flags are experimental features. Google could remove them without any prior notice. If they replace the flag with a settings/toggle, you’ll find that information here in this article when it happens.

What is “Journeys” in Chrome?

Google Chrome recently added a new way to organize browsing history. The new feature is called “Journeys.”

In the traditional format, your history page lists all the pages you visited chronologically. The most recent page appears at the top of the list. What if you want to group them as a session? For example, you researched for hotels to stay in during an upcoming trip. Chrome can group these websites and show them as a “Journey.”

I hope you found this tutorial useful. If you have any questions, ask them in the comments section below, and I will answer them.

10 responses to “How to Disable Google Chrome ‘Journeys’ and ‘Resume Your Journey’”

  1. Thanks for this information.
    I don’t need such a feature and so I turned it off.

  2. Journey is a USELESS feature…

  3. Your info page does not explain at all how to disable (and remove) the Journeys clickon when going to History. I also viewed the video; as a tutorial, it is useless and was not designed to assist anyone who is not extremely computer savvy. (In that regard it’s similar to Google’s site designers, who posts a myriad of totally useless instruction pages on various topics).

  4. STOP, Google! Learn when to STOP goofing around with other people’s business.

  5. Sadly, turning it off does nothing. If you turn it on you’ll see everything that you’ve done still. It still keeps track even when it’s “off”. And they need to add a “delete all” button to make it easier to clean or at the very least, add it to the clear history options.

    1. Dinsan – Bangalore, India – Digital Minimalist & Content Developer. Drinks Tea and writes Stuff (mostly about Chromebooks). My views are mostly copied from others.

      Well, Journeys is just a way of organizing your browsing history. If you do not want it to track you, you’ll need to disable history completely. If you do that, Journey’s isn’t an issue at all.

  6. quick question, how can I turn off chrome journey on my phone and tablet

  7. A way for google to organise surveiling your browsing history

  8. chrisrushlau

    Thanks. Google needs to refine its “resume your journey”: you can’t refine the search in its window.

  9. A truly stupid “feature”. Poorly thought out- but well-designed to waste user time. Who is the brillant programmer who decided that this would be a valuable addition.

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