When you're signed into Google or YouTube, a record of all the videos you searched for and watch is logged in your account. You can clear those logs, but up until now you couldn't disable the logging altogether. Here, finally, is how to keep YouTube from recording your video searches and the videos you watch.
The Ghacks blog, via its reader Odio, points out you can now go to this settings page on YouTube to get to the new options. There are actually two settings to change:
- First, click on "Pause search history" which will disable the video search logging
- Then, in the menu on the left, click "History" and then the button at the top, "Pause viewing history" to disable the recording of the videos you view on YouTube
If ever you want to go back to having a log of the videos you've watched or searched for on YouTube back, you can click the resume buttons.