How to Delete Search Suggestions from YouTube

By Kayla Lowe

YouTube is the popular online video viewing service. Millions of users access its library of videos every day, and because its library is so vast, it generates search suggestions based upon popular searches when you begin typing a search in the YouTube search bar. If you do not want to view the search suggestions, though, you can easily remove search suggestions from YouTube.

Things You'll Need

  • Internet browser

Step 1

Begin typing a search term into the YouTube search bar. A list of search suggestions appears below the YouTube search bar with a list of searches beginning with the letters you’ve typed so far.

Step 2

Click on “Close” located in the bottom right corner of the search suggestions box that appears to delete the search suggestions from YouTube.

Step 3

Finish inputting your search term into the YouTube search bar. No more search suggestions should appear.

Tips & Warnings

  • Once you close the search suggestions, they should not reappear until you make them do so by pressing the down arrow.
  • Do not close the YouTube search suggestions if you think you may need them.

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