Ever feel like Netflix knows you a little too well? Those eerily accurate recommendations based on that one documentary you watched at 3 am are…well, unnerving. But fear not, fellow binge-watcher! You have the power to reclaim your viewing privacy and curate your recommendations with a simple tool: deleting your Netflix watch history.

Why Delete Your Watch History?

There are several reasons why you might want to clear your Netflix slate:
  • Embarrassing Choices: We all have those shows we wouldn’t want anyone to know about (no judgment!). Deleting them ensures they don’t influence your recommendations or show up in “Continue Watching.
  • Improved Recommendations: If your history is cluttered with outdated picks or things you never finished, it can skew your suggestions. A clean slate allows Netflix to learn your current preferences better.
  • Sharing an Account: If you share your Netflix account with others, deleting your history can prevent their viewing habits from affecting your recommendations (and vice versa).
  • Starting Fresh: Feeling overwhelmed by your watchlist? A clean history can be a refreshing way to rediscover Netflix and explore new content.

How to Delete Your Watch History:

On a Computer:
  1. Log in to your Netflix account and click on your profile icon in the top right corner.
  2. Select “Account” from the dropdown menu.
  3. Under “Profile & Parental Controls,” click on the profile you want to edit.
  4. Scroll down and select “Viewing activity.
  5. Here, you can either:
    • Delete individual titles: Click the “hide” icon next to a show or movie.
    • Delete your entire history: Click “Hide all” at the bottom of the page and confirm.
On a Mobile Device:
  1. Open the Netflix app and tap on the “More” tab (three dots) in the bottom right corner.
  2. Select “Account.
  3. Tap on the profile you want to edit.
  4. Scroll down and tap “Viewing activity.
  5. Follow the same steps as on a computer to delete individual titles or your entire history.

Remember: It can take up to 24 hours for the changes to reflect in your recommendations.

Bonus Tip: You can also remove titles from your “Continue Watching” row without deleting them from your history. Simply find the title and tap the “remove” icon.