Manage search & watch history

Your YouTube TV search and watch history makes it easy to find videos you recently watched and improves your recommendations on YouTube TV. You can delete or pause your search and watch history to remove videos from your history.

Pause your search & watch history

You can pause your watch or search history when you do not want your watches or searches to influence future recommendations and search results. For example, if you are researching a topic for a school project that you aren’t personally interested in. Remember to resume your history when you’re done.

Pause your search history

  1. Select your profile photo > Settings .
  2. Select Privacy .
  3. Toggle Pause search history
Note: Pausing your search history will only impact YouTube TV. Your YouTube watch history will be unaffected. 

Pause your watch history

  1. Select your profile photo > Settings .
  2. Select Privacy .
  3. Toggle Pause watch history

Note: When you pause watch history, any videos that you watch while history is paused won't show in history and won’t be used to improve your recommendations. You can unpause your history to start recording history again. Pausing your watch history will only impact YouTube TV. Your YouTube watch history will be unaffected.

Delete your search & watch history

If your recommendations aren't relevant to your interests, you can clear your search and watch histories. 

Delete your search history

  1. Select your profile photo > Settings .
  2. Select Privacy .
  3. Select Manage search history
  4. You'll be redirected to a Google privacy page. 
    • On a web browser, this will open in a separate window. 
    • On a mobile device, this will open in the YouTube app.
    • This list includes your search history from both YouTube TV and YouTube. 
  5. Delete an item by selecting Menu  > Delete
  6. You can also search for items you'd like to delete or filter by date range. When filtering by date:
    • On a web browser, click Delete activity by and then search by date range.
    • On a mobile device, tap Filter by date and then search by a date range.

Note: You can also delete your search history across Google products at myactivity.google.com

Remove individual queries from your search history: If you see recommendations on a subject you are not interested in, removing a search query you previously entered on that topic may reduce the chance that you’ll see similar recommendations in the future.

Delete your watch history

  1. Select your profile photo > Settings .
  2. Select Privacy .
  3. Select Manage watch history
  4. You'll be redirected to a Google privacy page. 
    • On a web browser, this will open in a separate window. 
    • On a mobile device, this will open in the YouTube app.
    • This list includes your watch history from both YouTube TV and YouTube. 
  5. Delete an item by selecting Menu  > Delete
  6. You can also search for items you'd like delete or filter by date range. When filtering by date:
    • On a web browser, click Delete activity by and then search by date range.
    • On a mobile device, tap Filter by date and then search by a date range.

Note: You can also delete your watch history across Google products at myactivity.google.com

Remove individual videos from your watch history: If you see recommendations on a subject you are not interested in, removing a video you previously watched on that topic may reduce the chance that you’ll see similar recommendations in the future.

 

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