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Photo: NiP STUDIO (Shutterstock) Like many social media apps designed to suck you in, Google uses what it knows about you—including your YouTube watch history—to serve you an endless stream of content that it thinks will hold your interest. If you have hours to go down a rabbit hole of comedy or cute animals, that might be fine. But let’s say you searched for something you’d like to keep private, and the algorithm is now serving you a lot of content on that topic. Or you had to watch a video for school or work, and the videos you actually care about are being drowned out by something extremely boring. Good news: You can delete some or all of your YouTube watch history to better curate your recommended video feed . Here’s more on why you should do it often—and how to do it in a few quick steps. Why you should delete your YouTube watch history As we’ve said, you can use your watch history to get more relevant recommendations from YouTube. Of course, the advantage here goes beyond curating your feed. Your YouTube history gives Google a glimpse into your habits and interests, and deleting it limits one more source of data for them—though it does auto-delete anything older than 3 months, 18 months, or 36 months depending on your account preferences. You might also delete your watch history if you have something to hide from other people who have access to your account, though an alternative […]