Online privacy – or lack of privacy – has become an important topic. As a result, more and more services are adding features that address the privacy concerns of their users. If you're a YouTube viewer (and who is not today?), One of these problems is likely to tell your viewing history, marketing professionals, and other third-party providers more about you than you'd like them to know.
One way to prevent this type of intrusion is to delete this history. Although you could manually clear your history beforehand (see below), Google recently did the process automatically so you do not have to remember to perform the task on a regular basis.
To set your YouTube account to automatically delete your history: [1
9659004] Go to Activity Control for your YouTube history. You can either follow this link to get there directly, or you can start from your main Google Account page. Find the Data & Personalizations tab and click YouTube History> Manage Activity.
Two fields appear under YouTube History. The field on the right lets you determine if and when your YouTube ad and search history will be deleted. If you've never been on this page, you'll likely see "Keep activity until you manually delete it". Click on the "automatically delete" link directly below it.
You can choose to use Google delete your YouTube history after three months or after 18 months. Click on the desired option.
Confirm your selection. Google will tell you if you have something that gets deleted immediately (because it's more than three or 18 months old).
And you're done!
By the way, if you'd rather simplify things and not save your story at all, you can do so. Start on the YouTube History page and look at the box on the left. It will show if your YouTube history is on or off. If it is enabled and you want it to be disabled:
Click Change Setting.
There are two check boxes, one labeled "Include YouTube videos" and one labeled "Include searches" on YouTube. "Disabling one of the check boxes pauses the capture of that particular history.
If you want to stop both, move the toggle over them to the "off" position.