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YouTube Disable Watch History

YouTube Disable Watch History

Steps on how to pause and permanently disable YouTube from saving your watch history.


Pause YouTube Watch History

  1. While logged into your YouTube account and on the home screen, click on History on the left pane window.
Youtube history screen
  1. On the right side, click PAUSE WATCH HISTORY. You will receive a prompt to confirm pausing your YouTube history.
Youtube watch history

Pausing YouTube watch history can make it harder to find videos you watched, and you may see fewer recommendations for new videos across Google.

Remember, pausing this setting doesn't delete any previous activity, but you can view, edit and delete your private YouTube watch history data anytime.


Disable YouTube Watch History

  1. While logged into your YouTube account, go to your YouTube Google Activity page here.
  1. Click Change setting under the YouTube Watch History screen.
Youtube watch history change setting google activity
  1. Toggle off YouTube Watch History.
Youtube watch history on off google activity
  1. You will receive a prompt, then click PAUSE.
Youtube pause watch history confirm google activity

Pausing YouTube watch history may limit or disable more personalized experiences across Google services. For example, you may not be able to quickly find videos again or see recommendations for content you'll like.

Pausing this setting doesn't delete any of your past data. You can see or delete your data and more at 

Learn about the data Google continues to collect and why at

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Sunday, 03 July 2022