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 from your watch history

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

Clear or pause your watch history 

While on your History page, tap More  at the top and then History controls  .

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

Search your watch history

  1. Go to the Library tab  .
  2. Tap History  .
  3. Type what you're looking for in the box at the top of the page labeled  Search watch history.
  4. At the bottom of the keyboard, tap Search.

Mobile web

View your watch history

Tap 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

Go to your History page.

  • Clear watch history: Tap Clear all 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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