Latest version of YouTube for Android came with many new features to maximize video viewing experience for the user. The ability to pre-cache videos on Wi-Fi network while charging the phone was a great addition for those who are on a limited mobile bandwidth plan.
Another great thing YouTube recently introduced was the ability to view the entire YouTube video history directly on the app and even delete it from the web. The trick works on YouTube for Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean and could be very useful at times when you are having a debate with your friends over a coffee, or you wish to share a funny video with your colleges in the office.
Viewing YouTube Video History on Android
Step 1: Launch YouTube app and sign in with your Google account. YouTube might ask you some permission for accessing your account and your +1 activities. Allow them accordingly.
Step 2: On the YouTube app, where all your Channel Feeds are displayed, swipe your thumb from left to right to display the app control panel.
Step 3: Now tap on your user profile pic to open your personalized Video Manager page. Here you can have a look at your entire YouTube viewing history, the videos you have uploaded personally, playlists you have created and the videos you have saved in the watch later list. Now to view the history, tap the specific section to expand it.
Step 4: There’s no way you can search the video history using a keyword, and swiping the page is the only option left if you are trying to spot a particular video. To delete a video from the history, tap a video thumbnail and click on the Remove pop-up button.
The changes will be reflected in your account instantly. You can delete videos from playlists and watch later list as well in exactly the same way.
Viewing and deleting video history is a nice thing to have, but as a user is not able to search through his video history, it’s not able to meet the potential. I am really looking forward to the feature when a user would be able to search just within his YouTube history rather than the entire YouTube collection.