View, clear, 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 clearing or pausing your history. Any videos that you watch while history is paused won't show in your history. They also won’t be used to improve your recommendations. 

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View, clear, 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 website 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.

View your watch history 

Go to the Library tab  and tap History  .

  • Remove a video: Next to the video details in the History page, tap More  and tap Remove from Watch History.

Clear or pause your watch history 

At the top of your History page, tap More  .

  • Select Clear watch history or turn on Pause watch history.

Mobile web

View your watch history 

Go to the Library  tab and tap History.

  • Remove a video: Tap More  next to the video details and select Remove from Watch History.

Clear or pause your watch history

Tap your profile picture  and tap Settings  and then History & privacy.

  • Clear watch history: Tap Clear watch history.
  • Pause watch history: Tap Pause watch history.

 

View or clear your search history

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

If you use YouTube Music

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

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