While many users may be careful checking their privacy settings on social media sites, some forget to check the privacy settings of platforms such as YouTube — here are the important steps to protect your YouTube account privacy and make sure strangers aren’t keeping an eye on your video watching habits.
The Verge recently published an article explaining how users can better protect their privacy on YouTube which outlines steps that help to hide users video preferences, turn off ad personalization, and delete watch and search history.
Step 1: Hiding Viewing Preferences and Likes
Google uses the videos you watch to suggest advertisements to you; but if you want to stop Google tracking your viewing history and suggesting personalized ads, here’s how to turn that off:
Google tracks your video search and watch history, users can see this in the history section of the YouTube menu.