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How to Delete YouTube Watch History and Search History


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 in a computer, an Iphone or an android smartphone.


How to Delete Youtube History on Computer

  • Log in to YouTube website at
  • 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.


Youtube 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.


Youtube 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.

Ipad and Iphone

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".


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".



If you want to remove all the Youtube recommendations you have to clear your watch and search history. This activity is what Youtube uses in it's algorythm to make recommendations.


Youtube History


YouTube, is a website that allows users to upload, download, view and share videos.
Founded in February 2005 by 3 former PayPal employees: (Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jaweb Karim), the online payment company belonging to the eBay group. Immediately, the young company attracted the interest of investors such as the Sequoira venture capital firm.


It all started with a party. That of Chad Hurley and Steve Chen in February of 2005. His video of the party was too long to send by email to his friends.
The idea came out of his imagination: a very large site where anyone could send and watch any video. That was in 2005; today 65,000 new videos are uploaded daily.


It is easy to use and, in addition, free. To see the videos or send them to other people is not necessary to register, but to place them on the page.


YouTube also serves as a promotional showcase.
A proof of this is the pilot episode of the series Nobody's watching, which was canceled by NBC before its release. A year and a half later the pilot appeared on YouTube and received 300,000 visits in 15 days. Now it is being disputed by several networks, including NBC


The technology used by the site is Macromedia Flash (now part of Adobe), but users will not have to worry about converting their creations to that format. YouTube servers take care of that in the process of "uploading" (unpload) the video.
The formats in which the video is sent are: MPEG, AVI, MOV and those used by camcorders and cameras integrated in mobile phones.


Another practical aspect is the possibility of inserting a movie in a web page external to its servers, despite the fact that the file resides physically in them.
This allows bloggers and website creators to have embedded video on their pages.


YouTube hosts a variety of video clips of movies and TV shows, music videos, and home videos (despite the YouTube rules against uploading videos with copyright, this material exists in abundance). And in this sense, YouTube has already had some legal encounters with producers and television networks.


The short history of YouTube records the highest exponential growth that is remembered.
Chad Hurley paid with his credit card the first bill for the broadband connection he needed to launch his online video website. Since then, the demand has been so explosive (100 million monthly visits) that the cost of infrastructure has risen to two million dollars per month. This disbursement could not continue for long, unless there was a way to finance it with advertising revenue. This is where Google comes in, who will buy on October 10, 2006 YouTube for 1,650 million dollars.
As reported, YouTube will maintain its independence from the Google video service.


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