View or delete search history

If you're trying to find a particular video you have searched for in the past, you can refer to your search history.

You can also clear your entire search history, remove individual search entries from search suggestions, or pause your search history. A few things 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.
  • Search queries you enter while your search history is paused will not be saved in your search history.  

 

Note: To view or delete what you've previously watched on YouTube, check out your watch history.

Subscribe to our TeamYouTube channel to get the latest updates, tips, and help. 

 

Follow the instructions below for the YouTube app or mobile site.

YouTube app

Pause search history

To pause search history for your account, tap on your profile picture   > Settings > History & privacy and toggle Pause search history.

Delete individual searches

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

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

Clear your entire search history

To clear search history for your account, tap on your account icon  > Settings > History & privacy and tap Clear search history.

Mobile site

Pause search history

To pause search history for your account, go to Account > History > Search history and tap Pause.

Delete individual searches

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

  1. Go to Account > History > Search history.
  2. Select the menu  to the right of the search query and choose Remove from Search history.

Clear search history

To clear search history for your account, go to  Account > History > Search history and tap Clear all.

TV, game console, or media streaming box

  1. Select the Search icon
  2. Select Clear search history
Note: Not all search history features are available in signed-out mode. Please sign in to your account to access all of your search history.

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

Was this helpful?
How can we improve it?