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How To See YouTube Watch History

Discover how you can easily access and manage your YouTube watch history on both the website and mobile app.

To view your YouTube watch history, you can use the YouTube website or mobile app. On the website, open YouTube in a web browser, click the three-line menu at the top left, and select “History.”

You can pause your watch history or delete specific videos or your entire watch history. On the mobile app, tap the Library tab, then History, to view and delete videos from your watch history. You can also manage your search history by tapping the search icon, swiping left on a search query to delete it, or pausing the search history.

Viewing YouTube Watch History on the Website

To view your YouTube watch history on the website, follow these simple steps using the three-line menu:

  1. Open YouTube in a web browser.
  2. Click the three-line menu icon located at the top left corner of the screen.
  3. From the dropdown menu, select “History.”

After selecting “History,” you will be taken to your YouTube watch history where you can see a list of videos you have previously watched. From here, you have the option to pause your watch history or delete specific videos or your entire watch history.

If you want to pause your watch history, simply click on the “Pause watch history” button located at the top of the page. This will prevent YouTube from tracking and recording the videos you watch.

If you wish to delete specific videos from your watch history, go to the video you want to remove and hover over it. A three-dot menu icon will appear. Click on the icon and select “Remove from Watch History.” The video will be removed from your watch history.

To delete your entire watch history, scroll to the bottom of the watch history page and click on the “Clear all watch history” button. Confirm your action when prompted.

Steps to View YouTube Watch History on the Website
Open YouTube in a web browser
Click the three-line menu icon at the top left corner
Select “History” from the dropdown menu

Accessing YouTube Watch History on the Mobile App

If you prefer using the YouTube mobile app, here’s how you can easily access and manage your watch history on-the-go.

To view your YouTube watch history on the app, start by tapping the Library tab at the bottom right corner of the screen. This will take you to your personal library, where you can find all your saved playlists, subscriptions, and more.

Once you’re in the Library section, scroll down until you see the History option. Simply tap on it, and you’ll be able to view all the videos you’ve recently watched on YouTube.

If you want to remove a video from your watch history, simply swipe left on the video you wish to delete, and a Delete option will appear. Tap on it, and the video will be removed from your watch history.

In addition to managing your watch history, you can also take control of your search history on the YouTube app. To do so, tap on the search icon at the bottom of the screen. Then, swipe left on any search query that you want to delete from your history. If you prefer to pause your search history altogether, you can do so by tapping the Pause button located at the top of the search history page.