2.8 Ensure 'YouTube Watch History' is set to 'Disabled'


Disable storing YouTube Watch History to your account.
Note: This setting is applicable only for Google Pixel range of devices.
The recommended state for this setting is: Disabled.


Turning on YouTube Watch History setting links and stores all your watched YouTube videos to your account from any device. Also, this influences the recommendations that you see on your YouTube homepage when you are logged-in and other YouTube video recommendations. This could be privacy-invasive and hence it is recommended to disable this setting.

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


Follow the below steps to disable YouTube Watch History setting:

Tap Settings Gear Icon.
Tap Privacy.
Tap Advanced.
Tap Activity Controls.
Toggle YouTube Watch History setting to OFF position.


You might not get personalized user experience.

Default Value:

By default, YouTube Watch History setting is enabled.

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