Youtube does it show which videos you've watched?

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Nannie Schmidt asked a question: Youtube does it show which videos you've watched?
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Date created: Thu, Mar 25, 2021 4:08 PM
Date updated: Thu, Jul 21, 2022 11:36 AM

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YouTube watch history makes it easy to find videos you recently watched and improves your video recommendations. You can control your watch history by clearing or pausing your history. Any videos that you watch while history is paused won't show in your history. They also won't be used to improve your recommendations.

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It does show that, and I do use it to indicate if I've watched a video, though my problem is that YouTube almost exclusively recommends videos I've watched, not that I can't tell which are which. – Faceplanted Jun 3 '17 at 12:12

Why would that plugin need my Youtube ID for anything? Somehow I can only think of sinister reasons. It shouldn't be necessary for detecting watched videos. Watched video thumbnails have a timeline overlayed on them which you can detect. – Zom-B Mar 14 at 17:07

There, you should find the aptly-named "Mark this episode as watched" entry. Tap it, and it'll look like you've watched that show. It will also automatically appear in your watch history.

Your YouTube TV search and watch history makes it easy to find videos you recently watched and improves your recommendations on YouTube TV. You can delete or pause your search and watch history to...

The YouTube app will then load a bar chart showing your usage habits for the past seven days, and the information is based on all devices on which you logged in your YouTube account. It will also tell you your daily viewing time average, how it compares with your average from the previous week, and the total viewing times.

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