How to Delete YouTube History Automatically?

By | November 16, 2019

How to Delete YouTube History Automatically?

YouTube has completed its 10 years in India and for YouTube, India is the largest and fastest-growing audience of video streaming service.

It is no secret that YouTube is popular in India. In the 10 years of its existence here, YouTube, a Google-owned video platform, has gained 80 percent of India’s Internet universe.

YouTube now has 225 million monthly active users on mobile phones in India only.

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India is now the largest audience segment for YouTube and one of the fastest-growing viewers in the world. YouTube has become the first stop for users to view content, whether they are looking for entertainment or information.

But online privacy – or lack thereof – has become a major issue. As a result, more and more services are adding features that cause privacy concerns to their users.

In an effort to expand privacy options through its various platforms, Google introduced an auto-delete feature earlier this year. Now, YouTube history can be deleted using that auto-delete feature.

For a YouTube viewer worried about privacy, this is definitely a big win. Although Incognito mode completely disables the history, the auto-deleting history is a good compromise to ensure that you can still get individual results.

These are not just privacy settings – regularly cleaning your history means that Google will not use that deleted YouTube history to personalize your video for recommendations.

Automatically Delete History from YouTube Mobile App

Now we are going to learn about how to delete YouTube search history automatically on your own Android Phone.

Yes, you heard it right that now you can also delete your YouTube history online automatically. This is convenient because more than 50 percent of all YouTube viewers’ video service is on mobile apps.

To learn more open YouTube application on your Smartphone or iPhone.
Then tap on your account avatar in the top-right corner of the app.

Now tap on History & privacy option.

Tap on the Manage all activity option.

This will redirect to a web page which will open Google’s My Activity page.
Hereby default, your YouTube History is on. To change this, tap Choose to delete automatically

Now, it’s all up to you that how long you want to keep YouTube search history on your smartphone. Here, by default, Keep until I delete manually is selected, which means that your history will only be deleted when it is done manually.

With these two options, you can change this setting to Keep for 18 months or Keep for 3 months so that YouTube automatically deletes history older then 18 months or 3 months.

After making the selection, tap on the Next button.

The YouTube History Activity page will ask you to confirm your decision. It means that YouTube will ask you once again that you want to delete your YouTube history or not.

Tap the Confirm button below to save the automatic YouTube history setting.

While these steps are for following on the app if you are planning to do this on the web, follow these steps:

Automatically Delete History from My Google Activity

Now, If you want to delete your YouTube search history from your desktop or mobile browser, go to the YouTube History website. Make sure you are logged into the Google account associated with your YouTube account.

Alternatively, you can go to the My Google activity website and manually go to the YouTube History section.

Click Choose to delete automatically below the keeping activity until you delete it manually.

Now like above, in how many months you want to automatically delete your history, select it.

Click Next and then click confirm to confirm.

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