YouTube keeps track of the videos you’re looking for or watching, so you can find them easily and provide you with personalized recommendations.

It is possible to erase all or part of this history as soon as you want, or to completely disable it.

In this quick tutorial, we explain how to do it in a few simple steps! YouTube video history has a prominent place on the site and smartphone app.

This history can be found in the Continue reading section on the home page of the site, in the recent videos section of the application, and this history informs the video recommendation algorithm.

However, there may be cases where you want to delete one, several, or all the videos in this list. For example, because you do not like this video. But not only: over time, navigation via YouTube recommendations can give you the impression of going around in circles on the same theme.

Starting from scratch should allow you to discover other themes that you would not have found otherwise via what YouTube recommends.

On smartphone

Open the YouTube app
Go to Library> History
Go to the menu ⋮ at the top right
Go to History settings Tap Clear search history
To also delete the history of watched videos, tap Clear history watched videos

On the web

Go to Youtube.fr
Click on the menu ≡ on the top left
Select Search history on the right
Select Clear all search history

To also delete the history of watched videos, repeat the operation by selecting Watch History

If you only want to delete some videos from the history, it’s also very easy!

On smartphone

Open the YouTube app
Go to Library> History
Go to the menu ⋮ to the right of the video you want to delete
Select Delete from History to delete videos from the watched videos history, repeat the process by selecting Watched videos

On the web Go to Youtube.

Click on the menu ≡ on the top left
Select Search history on the right
Click on the X to the right of each video to delete it
To remove videos from the watched videos history, repeat the operation by selecting History of watched videos

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