View or delete search history

If you're trying to find a particular video you have searched for in the past, search history may help. Your YouTube search history lets you see what you have previously searched for on YouTube.

You're in control — you can clear your entire search history, remove individual searches from search suggestions, or pause your search history.

Keep in mind that any YouTube searches you make while logged in to your account will appear in your account's search history across devices.

 

Android
Pause search history

To pause search history for your account, go to Menu > Settings > Privacy > Pause search history

 

Delete individual searches

You can delete individual searches from your search history when you’re signed in with your account by following these steps:

  1. Tap the search icon
  2. Tap and hold a suggested search result with the history icon next to it
  3. Remove the individual search term from your search history

 

Delete your entire search history

Go to Menu > Settings > Privacy > Clear search history to delete previous YouTube searches. After this they will no longer show as suggestions in the search box.

iOS

Sign out to clear previous YouTube searches on your device from showing in the Search box. If you're already signed out, you can clear your search history with the following steps:

  1. Open the Guide Guide.
  2. Tap the Gear gear icon to enter Settings.
  3. Under Privacy, choose Clear search history.
Mobile site
Pause search history

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

 

Delete your entire search history

Go to  Account > History > Search history > Clear all to delete previous YouTube searches. After this they will no longer show as suggestions in the search box.

Computer

Access your search history by clicking History in the Guide and selecting the Search history tab.

  • Remove a search: Click the menu icon to the right of the search query and choose Remove from Search History.
  • Click Clear all search history to delete your entire search history.
  • Click Pause search history to pause your search history. While your search history is paused, search queries you enter will not be saved in your search history.
TV, game console, or media streaming box
Select the Search icon and then click Clear search history.
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