We’re all guilty of browsing through Amazon and looking for things that we’d like to buy and ending up down a rabbit hole after clicking through the recommended items. It’s a similar process to what happens on YouTube, but potentially a more expensive one!
However, what often happens is we end up forgetting about items that we’d previously seen and then struggle to find them when it comes to buying them. What we need in this situation is the option to look at what we’ve previously viewed on the Amazon app.
Is this possible? Well, if you’re looking for the answer then you’re in the right place – in this article we look at how to do this and also look at other options that Amazon provides its customers to ensure you never lose track of items that you’re interested in.
How to see recently viewed on Amazon app – step by step
The good news is, the Amazon app does in fact allow you to look back at every item that you have previously viewed. They include items that you have viewed while on the app and also while logged into your account on the desktop version of the site.
In order to look through your Amazon browsing history back at your previously viewed items on the app, please follow these steps:
- Download the Amazon app and log in to your account.
- Select the account icon the bottom menu bar. This is the icon in between home and basket.
- Select ‘your account’.
- Scroll down to the subsection titled ‘account settings’ and select ‘your recently viewed items’.
- This screen will then display everything you’ve clicked on while browsing the Amazon app and desktop website, giving you the option to go ahead and purchase them or remove them from this list.
It’s a simple enough task, and as Amazon is heavily based around personalised content, it’s simple enough to view.
How to see recently viewed on Amazon website
As mentioned earlier, the Amazon app also takes into account items that you’ve previously viewed on the desktop website. With that in mind, the Amazon website also takes into account items t hat you’ve previously viewed on the app. If you’re someone who prefers the desktop website, then to look at all of your previously viewed items please follow these steps:
- Head to the Amazon desktop website and log in to your account.
- Select your account name on the top right hand side of the screen and select ‘your account’.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the page until you see ‘your browsing history’
- Select ‘view or edit your browsing history’.
This page works much in the same way as the page on the app works in the sense that you are able to then purchase any of your previously viewed items or remove them from your browsing history if you are no longer interested in certain items.
You can also choose to Manage History if you want to edit things out of your Amazon Browsing History, which can come in really handy – it even saves when you log out of the Amazon app too, meaning it’ll be there when you get back.
Other ways to keep tabs on items on Amazon
Your browsing history isn’t the only way in which you can keep tabs on items that you’ve seen and liked while searching through their extensive catalogue. Other methods include:
Amazon wish list
The most popular method of keeping tabs on items you’re interested in on Amazon is via their wish list feature. This is basically what it says on the tin – a list of items that you want. To add items to your Amazon Wishlist via the app, follow these simple steps:
- Browse the Amazon app as you would do normally to find items you want.
- Select an item that you want, but don’t want to buy right now.
- Scroll down to the section where you would typically either buy now or add to basket and look underneath that box.
- Select ‘add to list’.
- You will then be given the option of which list you want to add the item to. If you don’t have a list currently set up then select ‘create new list’ and add it.
- To view your lists via the app select the profile icon the bottom menu bar and select ‘your wish list’.
The Amazon basket
While your Amazon basket is typically used when you are looking to purchase items immediately, it can also be used as a place to store wanted items. Once placed in the basket, items will stay there for two weeks before automatically being removed if you haven’t gone ahead with the purchase. This makes it a good solution for short term storing.
To add items to your Amazon basket, simply select on any items that you are interested in and select ‘add to basket’. They will automatically stay in there if you then log off the app and decide against progressing with the purchase immediately.
All in all, using your search history on Amazon is a great way to keep track of items of interest on the app, and the app usually works well (though you may occasionally find the Amazon app stops working). However, we would suggest using the wish list feature instead as it means that you will only see items that you are 100% interested in rather than things you may have just stumbled on while down the Amazon rabbit hole.