YouTube is one of the most popular videos streaming platforms worldwide. This platform allows you to watch as well as upload videos regarding any content you wish. If you are a regular user of YouTube, you might be watching multiple videos every day. Some you may remember some you may not. So ho wand why would you check YouTube history?
You might have watched videos that you liked and wanted to watch again but, you no longer remember the name or creator of the video. You might also want to check if anyone besides you used your YouTube account and viewed videos. In those cases, YouTube allows you to easily check YouTube history.
If you are unaware of how to do so, keep reading this article and learn how to check YouTube history.
How to Check YouTube History?
Your YouTube history can be viewed easily using your browser history except when it is in incognito mode. But, you might just be interested in viewing your YouTube go to rather than your entire history on the internet. Well, YouTube itself keeps a track of the activities performed on its platform. You can check YouTube history by:
1. Using Phone
2. Using Desktop/PC
1. Using Phone
To check YouTube history using your phones i.e. via the YouTube phone app on both android and iPhone, follow the given steps:
1. Open the YouTube app and log into your account.
2. Click on the ‘Library’ option.
3. On the top, click on ‘View All’ beside the History option.
4. You will find a list of videos you watched on YouTube starting the current day.
5. Scrolling down, you will find the videos you watched the previous days.
In this way, you can check YouTube history using your phone.
2. Using Desktop/PC
To check YouTube history on your desktop/PC i.e. by using the YouTube web version, follow the steps given below:
1. Open YouTube on web and log into your account.
2. On the left sidebar, click on the ‘History’ option.
3. You will find a list of videos you watched on YouTube starting the current day.
4. Scrolling down, you will find the videos you watched the previous days.
In this way, you can check YouTube history using the web version of the platform.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Why is my YouTube history not available?
It may be because your watch history is paused. To un-pause your watch history on YouTube and get access to it, open YouTube and go to your Profile>Settings>History and Privacy. Toggle on the buttons for watch history and search history as shown below.
To pause them back again, follow the same steps then toggle on the buttons for pausing watch history and search history.
What does pausing history on YouTube do?
When your history is paused on YouTube it means that those videos will not appear on your watch or search history and hence will not be analyzed and used in recommending new similar videos to watch.
How to delete my YouTube history?
To delete your YouTube history, open YouTube and go to your Profile>Settings>History and Privacy. Choose if you want to delete your watch history or search history. Click on any one of them then tap on ‘Clear ….. History’ option. You can clear both watch and search history like this.
Hence, by using the steps mentioned above in the article, you can now easily check history on YouTube. You can also pause the history, un-pause it anytime you want, and delete it if you feel it is necessary. You can do these separately for watching videos and searching videos.
Hope this article was helpful and cleared your doubts. Feel free to leave comments in case of any queries.