How to Disable Chat History on ChatGPT

ChatGPT is a language-learning chatbot that offers a unique feature: the ability to save your chats for later. However, there may be times when you want to have a conversation without any traces left behind. In this article, we will guide you on how to disable chat history on ChatGPT, whether you're using the desktop web app, iOS app, or mobile web app.

Disable Chat History on ChatGPT on Desktop Web App

If you're using ChatGPT on a desktop web app, follow these steps to disable chat history:

  1. Open the ChatGPT website and click on the three-dot menu beside your username at the bottom left corner.

Opening menu on ChatGPT

  1. Select the “Settings” option in the pop-up menu that appears.

Opening Settings on ChatGPT

  1. In the Settings pop-up window, choose the “Data controls” option in the left sidebar.

Data controls on ChatGPT Settings

  1. Turn off the toggle beside “Chat history & training”.

Disabling chat history and training on ChatGPT

Now you can continue chatting on ChatGPT without your conversations being saved. If you want to start a new conversation, click on the “Clear chat” option at the top left corner to clear the previous conversation.

Please note that disabling chat history only applies to the browser you are using and will not automatically disable it on other devices.

To enable chat history again, simply click on the “Enable chat history” option in the left sidebar.

Disable Chat History on ChatGPT iOS App

If you're using the ChatGPT iOS app, here's how you can disable chat history:

  1. Open the ChatGPT app on your iPhone and tap on the three-dot menu at the top right corner. From the menu, select “Settings”.

  2. In the Settings menu, select “Data controls” and disable the toggle beside “Chat History & Training”.

That's it! You can now have a conversation with ChatGPT without saving your chat. Disabling chat history on your iPhone will not affect other devices.

To enable chat history on your iPhone again, tap the clock icon at the top right corner. Then select the “Turn on” option in the pop-up to confirm.

Disable Chat History on ChatGPT Mobile Web App

For those using the ChatGPT mobile web app, here's how to disable chat history:

  1. Open your favorite browser and go to the ChatGPT website. Tap on the hamburger menu at the top left corner. From the menu, tap on the three-dot menu beside your ChatGPT username at the bottom.

  2. In the pop-up menu, select “Settings”.

  3. In the Settings window, select “Data controls” in the top bar. Then disable the toggle beside “Chat history & training”.

Now you can start chatting on ChatGPT without your conversations being saved.

To enable chat history on your device again, tap on the “Enable chat history” option at the top of the page.

FAQs

  1. Are these Hidden ChatGPT Chats private?

    OpenAI claims that these chats will not be saved nor used for training. While chats are saved for 30 days and reviewed for abuse and language learning model performance, hidden chats are considered private, similar to Incognito mode on your browser.

  2. Does Disabling Chat History Sync Between Devices?

    No, disabling chat history on ChatGPT will only apply to the specific browser or app you are using. If you open ChatGPT on a different browser or app, you will need to manually disable chat history again.

Remember that the ability to save chat history is a key feature of ChatGPT, allowing you to revisit conversations later. However, if you prefer not to save certain chats, you can easily disable chat history. Just follow the steps outlined above and enjoy your private conversations with ChatGPT.

By the way, did you know that you can now share your ChatGPT conversations with anyone? Check out our article on how to share ChatGPT conversations for more information.