How to Clear Youtube History on Android

Alicia Santos

Android, Tutorials

How to Clear Youtube History on Android

As you watch videos on Youtube, the app keeps a record of your viewing history. While this can be helpful for recommendations, it also means that your privacy may be compromised, especially if multiple people use your device. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of clearing your Youtube history on Android.

Step 1: Open the Youtube App

To get started, locate and open the Youtube app on your Android device. The app icon typically resembles a red play button on a white background.

Step 2: Access Your Account

Once you have opened the app, tap on the profile icon in the top right corner of the screen. This will take you to your account settings.

Step 3: Navigate to Settings

In the account settings menu, scroll down until you find “Settings”. Tap on this option to proceed.

Step 4: Clear Search History

In the Settings menu, look for “History & Privacy” and tap on it. Here, you will find various options related to your Youtube history.

Note: Clearing your search history will remove all previously searched terms from Youtube’s memory.

  • To clear your search history, tap on “Clear search history”. Confirm by tapping “Clear” when prompted.

Step 5: Clear Watch History

In addition to search history, it is important to clear your watch history as well. This ensures that no traces of previously watched videos remain in the app.

  • To clear your watch history, tap on “Clear watch history”.

Step 6: Pause Watch History

If you want to prevent Youtube from tracking your future watch history, you can pause this feature. Pausing watch history ensures that any videos you watch from this point forward will not be stored in your history.

  • To pause your watch history, tap on “Pause watch history”. Confirm by tapping “Pause” when prompted.

Step 7: Clear All Activity

If you want to go a step further and clear all activity associated with your Youtube account, including comments and likes, follow these steps:

  • Tap on “Clear all search history” to remove all previously searched terms.
  • Tap on “Clear all watch history” to remove all previously watched videos.
  • Tap on “Clear all subscription activity” to remove any trace of subscriptions or unsubscriptions made in the past.
  • Confirm each action by tapping “Clear” when prompted.

Congratulations! You have successfully cleared your Youtube history on Android. Enjoy a cleaner and more private Youtube experience!

Note: Keep in mind that clearing your Youtube history is specific to the device you are currently using. If you use multiple devices, such as a phone and a tablet, you will need to repeat these steps on each device individually.

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