How to Delete YouTube Search and Watch History

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

If you do not 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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Clear all watch history option on youtube
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Clear all search history option on youtube
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    Click on "Pause Search History," if you do not want your future YouTube searches to be stored.

YouTube App

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    Open YouTube app.
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History and privacy of youtube app
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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 do not 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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    Tap "History."
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    By default, you will 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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Clear all option in search history tab
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    Tap "Pause," if you do not want all your future Search history to be stored on 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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