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View, delete, or pause watch history

Pause watch history

When you pause your watch history, videos that you watch while history is paused won't show in your watch history and won’t be used to improve your recommendations. Some personalized stations may also not show in the Home tab .  

To pause or unpause watch history: 

  1. Tap your profile photo > Settings.
  2. Select Privacy.
  3. Flip the toggle next to Pause watch history to turn on or off. 

Watch history settings are shared between YouTube and YouTube Music. For example, if you pause your watch history while signed into YouTube, it will also be paused on YouTube Music when signed in with the same user account. Find out how to manage your watch history on YouTube

View or delete watch history

You can view and delete your watch history in Settings from the YouTube Music app. 

To view or delete watch history:

  1. Tap your profile photo > Settings.
  2. Select Privacy > Manage watch history.
  3. To delete videos you’ve watched, tap the check box next to the video, then tap DELETE
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