How to Delete Watch History and Search History on YouTube

By | Last Updated on August 6, 2020

Delete Youtube search history and watch history
Delete Youtube search history and watch history

YouTube is the most prominent free video streaming platform on earth. From Vlogs to teach videos, you can find whatever you like. 

YouTube recommends videos based on your search and watch history. If you want to keep things private, you might want to delete both your search and watch history on YouTube. Here’s how to do it. 

How to delete watch history on YouTube using Computer

  1. Visit youtube.com and login to your account if you haven’t.
    Visit Youtube's website
  2. Click History from the left pane.
    Open History tab
  3. Hover your cursor over the watch history you want to delete and click on the (x) icon.
    Click on the cross icon

Steps clear all your watch history at once

Note: Deleting all your watch history will reset the recommendation videos, but your activity on other Google products may still influence the recommendation. 

  1. Click on CLEAR ALL WATCH HISTORY on the right pane.
    Click on CLEAR ALL WATCH HISTORY
  2. A confirmation windows appears, again select CLEAR ALL WATCH HISTORY.
    Confirm CLEAR WATCH HISTORY

How to clear your YouTube watch history on Android/iOS

Note: Deleting watch history from the YouTube app will delete all watch history at once. 

  1. Open the YouTube app on your phone.
    Open Youtube app
  2. Tap on your profile at the top right corner of your screen.
    Tap on your Profile
  3. Select the Settings option on the page.
    Select Settings
  4. Tap on History & privacy.
    Choose History & privacy
  5. Now, tap on Clear watch history.
    Tap on Clear watch history
  6. A confirmation window appears, tap on CLEAR WATCH HISTORY. All your watch history is cleared from your account.
    Tap on Clear watch history

If you want to pause your watch history, toggle on Pause watch history. 
Toggle on Pause watch history

How to clear search history on YouTube using computer

  1. Visit youtube.com and sign in to your account.
    Visit Youtube's website
  2. Click History on the left menu pane.
    Open History tab
  3. Select Search History on the right side of the page.
    Click on Search history
  4. Click on the (x) icon of the search history you want to delete.
    Delete search history

Steps to clear all your search history:

  1. Click on CLEAR ALL SEARCH HISTORY at the bottom right corner.
    Click CLEAR ALL SEARCH HISTORY
  2. A confirmation popup appears, click CLEAR ALL SEARCH HISTORY.
    Confirm CLEAR ALL SEARCH HISTORY

How to delete your YouTube searches on Android/iOS 

Note: You cannot delete particular search history using the Youtube app. All search history will be deleted at once.

  1. Launch the YouTube app on your iPhone/iPad or Android device.
    Open Youtube app
  2. Tap on your profile at the top right corner.
    Tap on your Profile
  3. Select Settings at the bottom of the page.
    Select Settings
  4. Select History & privacy.
    Choose History & privacy
  5. Tap on the Clear search history option.
    Tap on Clear search history
  6. Confirm by tapping on CLEAR SEARCH HISTORY.
    Confirm CLEAR SEARCH HISTORY

If you want to pause YouTube from tracking your search history, toggle on Pause search history.
Toggle on Pause search history

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