View, delete, or pause watch history (signed in)

YouTube watch history makes it easy to find videos you recently watched and improves your video recommendations. You can control your watch history by deleting or pausing your history.  Any videos that you watch while history is paused won't show in history and won’t be used to improve your recommendations. 

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View, delete, or pause watch history (signed in)

Sign in and go to myactivity.google.com to find videos that you've viewed on the YouTube app or youtube.com while signed in.  It also includes videos you've watched in a YouTube player on other websites while signed in to Google Chrome.

Changes you make to your account watch history will be reflected on all devices you sign in to with this account. 

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.
To view or delete what you've previously searched for on YouTube, check out your search history.

Current desktop experience

  • Remove a video: Select Remove from watch history  to the right of the video details to remove a video from your watch history.
  • Clear watch history: Select Clear all watch history to delete your entire history.
  • Pause watch history: Select Pause watch history to pause your history. Videos viewed while your watch history is paused will not show up in your watch history or influence your recommendations.

Old desktop experience 

  • Remove a video: Select Remove from watch history  to the right of the video details to remove a video from your watch history.
  • Clear watch history: Select Clear all watch history to delete your entire history.
  • Pause watch history: Select Pause watch history to pause your history. 

Clear or pause watch history (signed out) 

Even when you're signed out, YouTube improves your recommendations based on the videos you watch on that device. You can clear or pause the history from your device.

Note: To access your watch history on your computer when you’re signed out, please find the hourglass at the bottom of any YouTube page.

Search watch history on a computer 

Search your watch history on a computer to find videos that you've watched before.

  1. Go to "Search watch history" at the top of the Search page.
  2. Type what you're looking for in the box.
  3. Click Search  .

View our other articles for more information about search history, managing your recommendations, and improving your recommendations.

View or delete your search history

To view or delete what you've previously searched for on YouTube, check out your search history.

If you’re a YouTube Music user

Learn more about how to manage your watch history for YouTube Music here

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