Google is being a bit sketchy with this opt-out feature that I can’t imagine anyone opting in to if given the chance. Here’s the original article about it that I read from Yahoo.
Here are the steps to turn this scary feature off from the Yahoo article:“After signing into your Google account, type https://www.google.com/history into your browser. (Alternatively, you can choose Account Settings from the pull-down menu in the upper-right corner of a Google product such as Gmail, Google+, or Google.com. From the Account Settings page, scroll down to the Services header and click on the “Go to web history” link.) If your Web History is enabled, you’ll see a list of recent searches and sites visited. Click the gray Remove all Web History button at the top of the page and a subsequent OK button to clear your Web History.”
The above screen shot is what your history should look like when you are done. It should say PAUSED so you know there’s no more tracking.
Hope this info helps! Stay safe and happy web surfing!!!:) – JP