View or delete videos from your watch history

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

Note: To see what you have previously searched for on YouTube, take a look at your search history.

View or delete watch history (signed in)

Changes that you make to your account's watch history will appear on all devices that you sign in to with this account.

Android

Access your watch history by touching Guide > History.

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

Access your watch history by touching 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 bin icon to clear your entire watch history.
Mobile site

Access your watch history by touching Guide > History.

  • Remove a video: Touch the menu icon next to the video detail and choose Remove from Watch History.
  • To clear your entire watch history, use the Android or iOS YouTube apps, or visit YouTube on a computer.
Computer

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

  • 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. While your watch history is paused, videos that you watch will not be shown in your watch history.
TV, games 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
  1. Go to Menu > Settings > Privacy.
  2. 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.
Computer
  1. Go to History in the Guide or the hourglass 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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