How to Delete Your Netflix History

Now no one will know you watch cheesy movies

What to Know

  • Log in to your Netflix account, select the menu icon, then choose Account. Select Viewing activity to open the My Activity page.
  • Under My Activity, you'll see a listing of all viewing activity history listed by viewing date. Delete titles or report problems.
  • To delete one or more titles: Select the No sign to the right of the entry you want to delete, then select Hide Series to confirm.

This article explains how to delete titles from your Netflix watch history. This is useful if you don't want others to know what you've watched, or if you want to change the direction of your Netflix recommendations.

How to Delete Netflix History

To delete or remove TV and movie titles from your Netflix viewing history, use a computer or mobile device to log into your Netflix account. Then follow these steps to view your Netflix viewing activity and delete anything you don't want to show up:

  1. Log into your Netflix Account page, then select the menu icon.

    Netflix Menu
  2. Select Account.

  3. Select Viewing activity to open the My Activity page.

    Netflix account page
  4. Under My Activity, there is a listing of all viewing activity history, with titles listed by viewing date, starting with the most recent one. From here, you can report problems you had while viewing one or more titles, or you can delete titles from your viewing history.

    Netflix Viewing Activity
  5. To delete one or more titles, select the No sign to the right of the entry you want to delete.

    A message informs you that the content will be removed from your viewing activity within 24 hours. Select Hide Series to continue.

    Netflix Hide Series

What Happens to Deleted Content?

After a title is removed or cleared from your Netflix viewing history, you will no longer see the titles in the Recently Watched or Continue Watching categories on the Netflix home screen.

Additionally, the titles aren't included in future viewing recommendations. However, the content will be accessible through search and may show up in one of your genre categories.

To reinstate the title in your viewing history, play the title again.

The Bottom Line

If you have multiple Netflix account profiles, or other members of your household have their own account, each will have their own viewing history and can access and manage their viewing activity using the above steps. However, viewing history for any account profiles set up as a Kids account cannot be deleted.

The Netlfix Gateway Page

If you didn't view some titles on your viewing activity list, and you suspect that someone else or another device accessed your account, select Recent Device Streaming Activity on the main account page. If there is a problem, Netflix provides some possible solutions.

Netflix offers a Privacy Mode, which prevents others from accessing the viewing activity list, but this feature is not available to all users. If you have any questions regarding this capability, check the Netflix Test Participation Page or contact Netflix support directly.

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