How to Delete YouTube History On Desktop, Android & iPhone

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YouTube is no thought a great platform to search some of the best video content on the internet. It has grown to become the world’s second largest search engine after Google search. According to reports on Forbes, the platform which host billions of video contents, get over 3 billion searches per month.

It was created by three former PayPal employees call Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim back in February 2005. It was said that Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion. Currently, YouTube racks in about US$15 billion annually.

The platform hosts millions of videos in different categories like songs, TV shows, documentaries and films. Users can upload, view, rate, share, add to playlists, report, comment on videos, as well as subscribe to other users video. It is said that you can find almost any video on YouTube.

While YouTube may be a fun place for video sharing and all that, do you know that Google keeps a track of all that you do in the platform? Well, if you don’t know, Google analog keeps a list of watched videos, search history, comments left, and so on. This is done so that Google can recommend similar videos that you might be interested in, serve localized or personalize ads, send reminders about the videos you partially watched and more.

I know a lot of users don’t want their history to by recorded or kept by Google, so what do you do? The best thing, is to clear your YouTube history at a regular interval. If you are asking how to do this, then you are in luck as this post is all about that.

Easy Way To Delete YouTube History?

While Google may keep track of what you do on YouTube, it also provides a way for you to make things private. The platform allows you to manage activities and erase history from the YouTube homepage. The hosting platform also makes it possible to prevent it from spying on your browsing activities but which may affect your personalized experiences across devices signed in with the same Google account.

YouTube organizes history in different categories such as watch history, search history, comments, community, and live chat. You have the option to delete history individually or in bulk.

How To Delete On Destop?

This can be done by tapping the three lines icon from the top left corner of the screen. After that, choose the Clear All Watch History button to delete them in bulk, and then Clear watch history button again to confirm.

You can also delete your YouTube history by period, such as hour and Day. This requires you going to Manage All Activites link to do so. YouTube also provides users the option to automatically delete their history. To do this, Set up automatic deletions’ to create a schedule for deleting your YouTube history automatically.

How To Delete YouTube History iOS & Android?

For users of iPhone and Android smartphones, the process is similar. To delete your YouTube history, simple tap your profile picture from the top-right corner of the screen and choose ‘Settings’ from the menu. Then go to History and Privacy and then choose from the option to clear your history.

 

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