YouTube makes user experience more private

Users can keep their search history on a platform for a preset amount of time

Tech Desk October 07, 2019
People are silhouetted as they pose with mobile devices in front of a screen projected with a Youtube logo, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica October 29, 2014. PHOTO: REUTERS

YouTube has once again made the headlines for making its users browsing experience more private with its auto-delete feature.

The feature will allow users to keep their search history on a platform for a preset amount of time before the data is automatically cleaned out.

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Users can simply turn off history data or keep their search history for up to 3 months, 18 months, or till they choose to delete it themselves.

The video streaming app saves search history to help the user go back and check the videos they’ve watched and recently Google has also launched the auto-delete feature for location history for Google account.

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Reportedly, WhatsApp is also working on a new feature that will allow users to set a time limit on their message before it disappears. This feature will help those who sometimes send a sensitive piece of information that they don’t want to be made available permanently and therefore can set that particular message on a time limit after which the message only will disappear.


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