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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 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 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.

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.
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