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How to archive Amazon orders and view or hide items in your archive
  • Amazon archived orders are hidden from your Orders page.
  • You can only archive 500 orders per account on Amazon and there’s no way to delete orders.
  • You can’t hide your archive, but you can remove items from your Amazon browsing history.
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Sharing an Amazon account can be useful, but if you’re trying to order something special for the person who shares that account, your order history can quash the surprise. Archiving orders, which hides them from your order history, can help you avoid that issue.

But you should know that you’re limited to 500 archived orders per account. And if you don’t have an Amazon Household account, your browsing history will still list the item in question. So you may also want to hide your browsing history as well.

Here’s what you should know about archiving orders on Amazon.

How to archive an Amazon order on a computer

You can only archive orders on the Amazon website, not on the mobile app.

1. Go to the Amazon website and log in, if needed.

2. Hover over the Account and Lists tab, and then select Orders.

Screenshot of the expanded Account and Lists tab

Go into your Orders.

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3. Scroll through and locate the order you want to archive, then click Archive Order in the bottom-left corner of the order.

Screenshot showing an Amazon order, highlighting the Archive Order button

Archive your order using the archive button.

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4. Click Archive Order again in the pop-up confirmation window.

Screenshot of the pop-up that appears after clicking Archive Order

Click “Archive Order” to confirm your decision.

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A confirmation message will then appear at the top of the page.

How to view Amazon archived orders

Once you’ve archived orders, you can view them on both the desktop or mobile versions of the site.

On a computer:

1. Go to the Amazon website and log in, if needed.

2. Hover over the Account and Lists tab and click Orders.

3. Click the drop-down next to X orders placed in, and select Archived Orders.

Screenshot showing the expanded X orders placed in menu on the Orders page

Choose “Archived Orders” in the drop-down menu.

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You’ll also see the option to un-archive orders on the Archived Orders page.

Screenshot of an archived Amazon order

You can un-archive orders if desired.

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On the mobile app:

You can’t archive an order on the mobile app, but you can view your archived orders. Here’s how:

1. Open the Amazon app and log in, if needed.

2. Tap the three-line icon to open the menu.

3. Select Your Orders or Orders.

4. Tap the Filter option and select Archived orders.

How to hide Amazon archived orders

You can’t delete orders you’ve made, and unfortunately, you also can’t hide them from your archive. That said, you can take things a step further by hiding your browsing history. Here’s how:

1. Go to the Amazon website and log in to your account, if necessary.

2. Click Edit your browsing history, under Recently Viewed.

Screenshot highlighting the section of the Amazon home page where you can access your browsing history

Start by viewing your browsing history.

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3. Find the item you want to remove and click the Remove from view button.

Screenshot highlighting the Remove from view button in the browsing history section of Amazon

Remove an item from your history.

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You’ll then see Removed appear over the item, and the section will be grayed out. And it will disappear if you refresh the page.

Devon Delfino is a Brooklyn-based freelance journalist specializing in personal finance, culture, politics, and identity. Her work has been featured in publications such as The Los Angeles Times, Teen Vogue, Business Insider, and CNBC. Follow her on Twitter at @devondelfino.

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