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.

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

  • Remove an individual search entry: Select the X to the right of the search entry. 
  • Delete your entire search history: Select Clear all search history.
  • Pause your search history: Select Pause search history This will keep searches from being saved until search history is re-enabled, which can be done at any time.

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.

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