How to Delete YouTube Search and Watch History

YouTube, by default, stores your search history (searches you’ve made) and watch history (videos you’ve watched).

If you don’t want YouTube to have that data, then you can delete it.

Without further ado, let’s see the steps to delete YouTube search and watch history on YouTube’s web version, mobile version and app (Android).

Delete YouTube Search History and Watch History

PC

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    Go to this URL.
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    Now, you can see all your Watch history.

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    To clear an individual item from the Watch history, just click on "Cross" icon beside the video.

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    To delete all Watch history, click on "Clear All Watch History". In the confirmation popup, click on "Clear all watch history".

Clear all watch history option on youtube
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    If you don’t want YouTube to store your Watch history in future, just click on "Pause Watch History".

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    Click on Search history on the right side of the screen to see all your YouTube Search history.

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    If you need to delete an individual item, just click on "Cross" icon.

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    If you want to delete all Search history, click on "Clear All Search History". Tap "Clear all search history" in the confirmation popup.

Clear all search history option on youtube
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    Click on "Pause Search History", if you don’t want your future YouTube searches to be stored.

YouTube App

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    Open YouTube app.
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    Tap your Profile Picture at the top. Tap "Settings".

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    Tap "History & privacy".

History and privacy of youtube app
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    Now, tap "Clear watch history" and then "Clear Watch History" in the confirmation popup.

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    Tap on "Clear Search history" and then "OK" in the confirmation popup.
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    That’s it. All done. 

If you don’t want the YouTube to store these data’s anymore, just tap "Pause watch history" and "Pause search history".

Paused watch history and search history

Additional Hint:

If you want to delete an individual item from your Watch history, here are the steps:

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    Open app > tap Library (you can find it at the bottom) > History.
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    Now, just tap the Overflow menu (three vertical dots) beside the video that you want to delete. Tap "Remove from Watch history" option.

If you want to delete an individual item from your Search history, here are the steps:

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    Tap "Search" icon at the top.
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    Now, long press the search term that you want to delete.
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    In the confirmation popup, tap "Remove" option.

Mobile Version of YouTube

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    Go to YouTube mobile version.
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    Tap Overflow menu (three vertical dots) and "Sign in" option.

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    Sign into your account.

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    After that, tap Overflow menu again and "Settings" option.

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    Tap "History".
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    By default, you’ll be landed on Watch history tab. Tap "Clear all" to delete all Watch history. In the confirmation popup, tap "Clear all watch history".

Clear all option in watch history tab
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    Tap "Pause", if you don’t want YouTube to store your Watch history anymore.

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    Navigate to Search history tab. Tap "Clear all" to clear all Search history. Tap "Clear all search history" in the confirmation popup.

Clear all option in search history tab
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    Tap "Pause", if you don’t want all your future Search history to be stored by YouTube.

Additional Hint:

If you want to delete an individual item from your Watch history, then here are the steps you need to do:

Go to Watch history tab - just tap Overflow menu beside the video that you want to delete. Tap "Remove from Watch history" in the popup.

To delete an individual item from your Search history, here are the steps:

Go to Search history tab - tap Overflow menu beside the search term that you want to delete. Tap "Remove from Search history" in the popup.

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