View or delete videos from your watch history

YouTube watch history makes it easy to find videos you recently watched and improves your video recommendations.

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

View or delete watch history (signed in)

Go to your watch history to find videos that you've viewed while signed in. This includes videos that you have watched while signed in to the YouTube app on mobile devices, as well as www.youtube.com. 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's watch history will appear on all devices you sign in to with this account.

Android

To access your watch history, go to the Account  tab in the YouTube app and touch History

  • Remove a video: While in the History page, touch Menunext to the video details and select Remove from Watch History.
  • Clear all watch history: Touch Menu   at the top of the History page and select Clear History to delete all of your watch history.
iOS

Access your watch history by touching the Guide Guide > History.

  • Remove a video: Touch the Menu menu icon next to the video details and choose Remove from Watch History.
  • Clear all watch history: Touch the trash icon to clear your entire watch history.
Mobile site

To access your watch history, go to the Account  tab and touch History

  • Remove a video: While in the History page, touch Menunext to the video details and select Remove from Watch History.
  • Clear all watch history: Touch Menu   at the top of the History page and select Clear History to delete all of your watch history.
Computer

Access your watch history by clicking on History in the Guide or the hourglass at the bottom of any YouTube page.

  • To remove a video: Click the Delete delete icon to the right of the video details to remove a video from your watch history.
  • Click Clear all watch history to delete your entire history.
  • Click 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. 
TV, game console, or media streaming box

Access your watch history by clicking on History in the Guide. Follow the steps below to manage your watch history from your TV, game console, or media streaming box:

  1. Navigate to Settings in the Guide.
  2. Select Clear watch history.

Delete watch history (signed out)

Even when you're not signed in, YouTube improves your recommendations based on the videos you watch on that device. You can't view the signed-out watch history, but you can clear the history from your device:

Android

Go to Menu > Settings > Privacy. Choose Clear watch history.

iOS
  1. Open the Guide Guide.
  2. Touch the Gear gear icon to enter Settings.
  3. Under Privacy, choose Clear watch history.
Mobile site

To access your watch history, go to the Account  tab and touch History

  • Remove a video: While in the History page, touch Menunext to the video details and select Remove from Watch History.
  • Clear all watch history: Touch Menu   at the top of the History page and select Clear History to delete all of your watch history.
Computer
  1. Go to History at the bottom of any YouTube page.
  2. Click Clear all watch history.
TV, game console, or media streaming box
  1. Navigate to Settings in the Guide.
  2. Select Clear watch history.
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