How to Clear Youtube Watch History and Search History

By | December 27, 2016

 

Every time we use YouTube, all the videos we watch and all the searches we do are automatically recorded. Sometimes it is useful but others we may want to keep this information private.

In this article we are going to learn how to clear YouTube history.

 

I have a computer

  • Log in to YouTube website at YouTube.com
  • On the left side of your screen you will see the option history. You can also access through this URL. Now we will choose watch or search data.

Watch history

  • On top of the screen you will see Watch History click on it.
  • You now can choose:
    • “Clear all watch history” to remove all videos.
    • “Pause watch history” to stop recording watched videos but keeping old ones.
    • Remove some videos individually. Look for the cross on the right side of each video and click on it to remove the video.

Search history

  • On top of the screen you will see Search History click on it.
  • You now can choose between:
    • “Clear all search history” to remove all.
    • “Pause search history” to stop recording watched videos but keeping old ones.
    • Remove some searches individually. Look for the cross on the right side of each video and click on it to remove the search.

 

You can also see from this screen the list of video comments you have written through comment history option.

 

I have an IOS Device

You can follow these steps on a IOS smartphone and an IPad.

  • Open YouTube App.
  • Click on the icon that looks like three horizontal bars on the left side of your screen.
  • Select history.
  • You will also all the watched videos. On the top right corner you will see a clear button. Select it.
  • Then select the trash click on it and sign out.

If you want to do this on the website, you can use the first guide “I have a computer”.

 

I have an Android Device

You can follow this guide on a tablet or an Android mobile.

  • Open YouTube App.
  • Select and click the menu button. It is like three horizontal bars.
  • Then select history option.
  • Now you can:
    • Remove videos individually by selecting option “Remove from Watch History”.
    • Remove all videos through option Clear History.
  • To remove search history:
    • Go to Settings – Search.
    • Select Clear Search history.
  • To pause history
    • Select “Pause search history”.
  • To stop recording youtube history
    • Select option “Never remember history”.

If you want to do this on the website, you can use the first guide “I have a computer”.

 

That’s all. We have learnt to see watched videos, searches and comments. We now know how to erase them completely, individually or pause the automatic history track.