Sure, your search history can useful, but mostly it’s a paper trail of data breaches. It’s perfectly reasonable not to want to see a full list of your YouTube queries every time you search for a new video. Fortunately, it only takes a few steps to stop YouTube from saving your search history.
In the iOS or Android app, tap your profile icon in the upper right corner and then tap “Settings”. Next go to the “History & Privacy” menu. From here you can clear your current search history for your YouTube account on all devices. Tap Clear Search History, then tap the pop-up again to confirm.
To prevent further search recordings, activate the “Stop search history”
Just so we’re crystal clear: pausing your search history will now only affect queries. All previous entries in your search history remain visible to all users with access. If you want to eliminate your search, make sure you complete the delete step too.
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