How to Protect Your Privacy on Youtube

Nowadays Youtube becomes part of our life, we are watching songs, movies, motivational videos, educational videos, and many other things. On Youtube, we are like and dislike videos and some of are also uploading videos and becoming a Youtuber. It's the new era profession now but the thing is how you can protect your privacy over Youtube. No doubt Youtube is doing good to protect your privacy but you also need to know what options you should enable or disable for better protection that's why today I will tell you about these things.

HIDE YOUR VIDEO PREFERENCES

Let's start with two of the most important configurations: watching habits and likes.

YouTube privacy

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STEPS FOR WEB

  • Go to your YouTube homepage. Click on your avatar icon and select “Settings” then “Privacy.”


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  • The screen shows whether you liked videos, your subscriptions, and your saved playlists can be seen by the world or only by you.
  • Check the box next to each category you’d like to keep private, then click “Save.”

TURN OFF OR CUSTOMIZE AD PERSONALIZATION

Google keeps information about what you are watching at Youtube for personalized ads but if you want you can turn it off if you don't want to share this information, you can easily turn it off. 

Ad Personalization

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STEPS FOR WEB

  • Select “Settings” > “Privacy” and then click the Google Ads Settings link in the “Ads based on my interest” section of the page.
  • To turn off personalization, move the slider in the “Ad personalization” section to “Off.” (Note that this also turns it off for other Google services, such as search.)
  • If you want to tweak your ad settings instead, scroll down to the “How your ads are personalized” section of the page. 
  • On the screen that appears, click “Turn off.”
  • You won’t be able to turn off the info about your age and gender, however. Click either and a screen appears with an “Update” option that lets you change the gender (to either male, female, or “rather not say”) or age. However, you can’t delete them.

DELETE YOUR WATCH AND SEARCH HISTORY

Google is keeping records in the form of history what you have watched but if you don't want to have it you can easily delete it and select the option for stopping watching history. Google is a really amazing company which makes everything transparent.

Youtube Watch History 1

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STEPS FOR WEB

  • Go to your YouTube homepage and click “History” on the left-hand menu. You’ll see a list of all of the YouTube videos you’ve watched.
  • Hover your mouse over any video you want to delete from your history, and click the X that appears to delete it.
  • To delete every single video, click “Clear All Watch History” from the right side of the page.


SHOPPING UPGRADED

  • To stop YouTube from remembering your videos, click “Pause Watch History” on the right side of the page.
  • To do the same for your search history, select “Search history” on the right side of the page. Click the X next to any search to delete it, and click “Clear All Search History” to delete all searches. Click “Pause Search History” to pause searches.

FINAL WORDS

Google is a really amazing company which gives you the flexibility to control the data what you want to share and how Google is using your data. Share this article with your family and friends and spread the knowledge to the whole world.