YouTube as a largest video streaming portal, allows its users to manage YouTube history. A Huge number of people spends a lot of their time while surfing and watching YouTube videos. With the passage of time, a bulk of data has been collected by YouTube History tab. Users can clear the data to avoid YouTube making data about your search behavior.
Google policies regarding privacy updates after intervals, the recent updates also takes effect in YouTube history. The users can change the history settings of YouTube however, this will not prevent Google from collecting information about your usage of service. Moreover, any information which Google gathers about you can be sought by Law if required so.
The data which it collects includes your location, age group, interests, sex, and religion. The only intention behind making HISTORY data on YouTube is to give information to the member about previously watched videos. Here you will see the complete list of videos you watch on YouTube and another website while using Chrome if signed into Google Chrome.
Managing YouTube History
YouTube history improves the video recommendations according to user interests. However, it also provides a platform to search old videos from the watch list. While managing YouTube history, the users can either delete complete history or can delete individual videos. Besides that, one can also pause his/her history on YouTube. Moreover, there are two types of histories available, YouTube search history and YouTube videos history.
Note: If YouTube is collecting your watch history, then beside to YouTube history tab, your Google Account also collects the data from YouTube. To control that activity visit myActivity
How to Check & Delete YouTube Watch History?
To check and delete your history you must have to sign in YouTube. Now click on the history button, see the image below for reference. Here you will see the complete list of videos you watch on YouTube and another website while using Chrome if signed into Google Chrome. In addition to that, the most upper tabs show details about search & comment history on YouTube. Follow the steps below to Delete or Pause your YouTube History for the respective type.
a). YouTube History On Computer
Step 1: Open YouTube.com and now look for the History Button from the left options pane. You can also find History button at the bottom of YouTube Homepage.
Step 2: Now on the new screen, you can see a list of watched videos. Remove an individual video by pressing the cross button just at the right end of the screen. Use the reference image above.
Step 3: To Clear Full Watch History, click on the button at the top which says clear all watch history.
Step 4: To Pause Watch History, click on the button beside the clear watch history. After this you watch videos on YouTube will not come in history and also the video recommendation will not affect by your search.
b). YouTube History On TV, Gaming Consoles or Media Streaming Boxes
Step 1: Click on the History Button by moving to the Guide and view your history.
Step 2: If want to delete your history, then move to Settings in Guide and select Clear Watch history.
c). YouTube History On Mobile Site
If you are using YouTube via mobile browser, then there are different steps to remove or delete your watch history.
Step 1: Move to the Account tab and from here select History.
Step 2: Now from the new screen, you can Remove Individual Videos by using the menu button. From here you have to select Remove from Watch History.
Step 3: If you want to Clear or Pause watch history, then move to Menu and then select Setting >> History.
1. Tap on Clear all if you want to delete all watch history.
2. Tap on Pause if you want to pause your watch history.
d). YouTube History On Mobile App
If you are using YouTube App on your mobile, then you have to follow these steps to remove or delete your YouTube watch history.
Step 1: Click on the Account tab and from here select history.
Step 2: Now at next, if you want to Remove a Video, tap on the Menu just next to video then tap on Remove from Watch History.
Step 3: Delete Full Watch history, for that tap on Menu and select Settings and then go to Privacy.
1. Here click on Clear Watch History to delete full history.
2. Tap on Pause Watch History to pause the history for collecting data.