2.7 Ensure 'YouTube Search History' is set to 'Disabled'


Disable storing YouTube Search 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 Search History setting links and stores all your YouTube searches to your account across any device. Also, your YouTube and Google search history influences the recommendations that you see on your YouTube homepage when you are logged-in. 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 Search History setting:

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


You might not get personalized user experience.

Default Value:

By default, YouTube Search History setting is enabled.

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