Removes all visits to the given URL from the browser history.

This is an asynchronous function that returns a Promise.


let deletingUrl = browser.history.deleteUrl(
  details         // object



object. Object containing the URL whose visits to remove.


string. The URL whose visits should be removed.

Return value

A Promise will be fulfilled with no parameters when the visits have been removed.

Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser


Remove all visits to "https://example.org/" from history, then check that this URL no longer returned from history.search():

let urlToRemove = "https://example.org/";

function onGot(results) {
  if (!results.length) {
    console.log(urlToRemove  + " was removed");
  } else {
    console.log(urlToRemove  + " was not removed");

function onRemoved() {
  let searching = browser.history.search({
    text: urlToRemove,
    startTime: 0


let deletingUrl = browser.history.deleteUrl({url: urlToRemove});


Remove the last-visited page from history, with a listener to history.onVisitRemoved to log the URL of the removed page:

function onRemoved(removeInfo) {
  if (removeInfo.urls.length) {
    console.log("Removed: " + removeInfo.urls[0]);


function onGot(results) {
  if (results.length) {
    console.log("Removing: " + results[0].url);
    browser.history.deleteUrl({url: results[0].url});

let searching = browser.history.search({
  text: "",
  startTime: 0,
  maxResults: 1


Example extensions

Note: This API is based on Chromium's chrome.history API. This documentation is derived from history.json in the Chromium code.

Microsoft Edge compatibility data is supplied by Microsoft Corporation and is included here under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.