View or delete your YouTube search history

You can find your YouTube search history from the My Activity page. From there, you can:

  • View your search history
  • Search your search history to find a specific video
  • Clear your entire search history
  • Remove individual searches from search suggestions
  • Pause your search history
Note: To view or delete what you've previously watched on YouTube, check out My Activity.

A few notes to consider:

  • Search entries you delete will no longer influence your recommendations. 
  • After clearing your search history, your past searches will no longer show as suggestions in the search box.
  • Searches you enter while your search history is paused will not be saved in your search history.  

If you've removed any videos from your watch history while your device was offline, it might take a few hours for those changes to sync. 

YouTube app & mobile site

Pause search history

To pause search history for your account:

  1. Go to your profile picture "".
  2. Tap Settings and then Manage all history.
  3. Tap Saving YouTube history and then Unselect "Include your searches on YouTube."

Delete individual searches

To delete individual searches from your search history when you’re signed in with your account:

  1. Tap Search "" .
  2. Tap and hold a suggested search result with the History icon "" next to it.
  3. Tap Remove on the pop-up.

TV, game console, or media streaming box

  1. In the left-hand Menu, go to Settings "".
  2. Select Clear search history.
  3. Select the Clear search history button.
Note: Not all search history features are available in signed-out mode. Sign in to your account to access all of your search history.

View our other articles for more info about watch history, removing recommended content, and improving your recommendations.

Search in Incognito Mode

If you browse in incognito mode, your search history won’t be saved. Learn more about Incognito Mode

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