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Riyan Parag’s YouTube History Goes Viral: Delete YouTube and Google History Effortlessly

In the recent edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), young Indian cricketers showcased remarkable performances, sparking conversations across the cricketing world. Among them was Rajasthan Royals’ young player, Riyan Parag, who had been in the spotlight due to his explosive on-field performances. 

However, he later found himself at the center of social media trolling due to an incident that unfolded during a live stream. It happened when Riyan was innocently searching for “Ananya Pandey hot” and “Sara Ali Khan hot” on YouTube.

Search history is one of those things that, if it falls into the wrong hands, can turn sour. Back in the early days of computers and the internet, when there wasn’t news about deleting search histories and there was only one shared computer at home, children knew all the secrets of their parents. 

However, parents were not always okay with it, as kids were always a step ahead in technology matters.

Managing Your Search History: Tips for YouTube and Google

In today’s digital age, privacy and data management have become increasingly important topics. One area where this sensitivity is particularly relevant is in managing search histories. Let’s delve into how you can delete your search history on YouTube and Google:

Understanding Search and Watch History

Whenever you use any search engine or online platform to search or view anything, each of your clicks, searches, and webpage visits gets recorded in your online browsing history. This history can be viewed by clicking on the history options provided by the platform.

There are many benefits to this:

  • You don’t have to type in the complete text whenever you search.
  • It acts as a personal library for users.
  • You can quickly remove any previously watched videos.
  • Search engines provide this option to give users a better experience.
  • It’s like our digital footprint in the world of the internet.

Deleting Search and Watch History

When you search or watch anything on any online platform, it gets saved. This means that whenever you open YouTube or Google on your device, they know what you’ve watched or searched for. In a way, this can also be a breach of your privacy. How this information reaches others should also be considered.

In such a situation, if you don’t want this information to be shared with anyone, you can delete your search history. This helps to maintain your privacy.

Moreover, clearing your search and watch history also reduces the storage on your mobile or app, making it run smoothly.

Deleting YouTube Search History

YouTube is a service by Google. However, there isn’t a direct option to delete your search history in its search bar.

However, you can go to your app settings to easily delete your history. You can also set your history to auto-delete. Options for auto-deletion are available for 3 months, 18 months, and 36 months.

What’s special is that when you delete, you get three options:

  • Delete Today’s History
  • Clear History from a Specific Date
  • Clear All History

You can choose any option according to your preference.

Question – Is it possible that your searches on YouTube aren’t saved in history?

Answer – Always remember that YouTube history and search history can be deleted. In such a situation, if you want to ensure that anything you search for or watch isn’t saved in history, you can turn off your YouTube history.

You can follow these steps:

  1. Go to your profile photo.
  2. Click on Settings.
  3. Click on “Manage all history.”
  4. Go to “Save your YouTube history” and turn it off.

Question – How can I delete my Google History?

Answer – Google stores a lot of user data. Whatever you see or search for is stored with Google. This means Google has access to relevant information about users’ personal data at all times, with the permission given by the user. If a user wishes not to have any record of this information, they can also delete Google history.

Question – How can I see which application or site Google is accessing with my email?

Answer – It’s quite simple to check. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the Google app on your phone.
  2. Go to your profile photo and click on “Manage your account.”
  3. Scroll down and click on the “Security” option.
  4. Scroll down again and click on “See all connected apps.” Here, you can see a list of all apps.
  5. If you want to revoke access from any app, you can click on the app and delete it.

Question – Does Google also track which apps we use on our phone, when, and for how long?

Answer: To find out, you’ll need to follow the steps mentioned in the previous answer, which include going to the Google app, clicking on “Manage your account,” and then following these steps:

  1. Click on the “Data & privacy” option.
  2. Then, click on the “Web & App Activity” option.
  3. Scroll to the right and click on “See all activity.”
  4. Here, you’ll see a list of the apps you’ve used and the time spent on them.
  5. There’s a toggle option on the top. If you want to turn it off, Google will stop tracking these apps.

Data Privacy Concerns in Location History

Google tracks your location through an option available in data and privacy settings, known as location history. This feature allows Google to trace your movements, including visits to restaurants, hotels, and malls. 

Access to this data is granted solely by the user to Google. Utilizing this information, Google tailors personalized advertisements based on your search history, showing relevant ads associated with your visited locations. To disable this tracking, you can simply turn off the “Location History” option.

Google aims to provide a user-friendly experience by collecting and storing users’ location, history, and data. However, it’s essential to carefully read and understand all permissions granted before allowing any data to be stored or shared with third parties. Therefore, it’s crucial to review all permissions before granting them.

Arvind Amble

My name is Arvind Amble. As a tech enthusiast and writer, I'm fascinated by the ever-evolving world of technology, AI, IOS, Android, Software & Apps, and Digital Marketing. With a keen eye for emerging trends and a passion for innovation, I bring a fresh perspective to my writing, blending technical expertise with a creative flair.