how to clear netflix watch history

formatc1/Flickr (CC-BY-SA)

How to clear your embarrassing Netflix watch history

No one needs to know what you've been binging.


John-Michael Bond


Published Sep 26, 2018   Updated Jul 28, 2020, 11:54 am CDT

There are plenty of reasons you might want to clear your Netflix watch history. Maybe you’ve been enjoying the porn on Netflix list or binging the worst movies on Netflix and don’t want your friends to see next time they come over. Maybe you’re sensitive about how many times you’ve rewatched Gilmore Girls or sneaked an episode of the original series you watch with your partner. Whatever the case, here’s how to delete your Netflix history.

How to clear Netflix watch history

1. Open Netflix in your browser and select your user icon. 

How to clear Netflix watch history

2. Open your Account settings.

How to clear Netflix watch history

3. Select Viewing Activity under the My Profile section at the bottom of the Account page.

How to delete Netflix watch history

Here you’ll see your complete viewing history.

How to clear Netflix watch history

5. To delete an entry, select the X next to the title.

How to delete Netflix watch history

There’s one thing worth noting about this process: You can’t bulk delete your history. If you want to delete your entire watch history, you’ll need to do it one at a time and take stock of what you’ve watched. We recommend making some tea and really thinking deeply about the titles you were enjoying in the fall of 2017. 

How to delete you watch history on Netflix at once

1. Make sure you aren’t using your main account.

Netflix only lets you delete an entire profile on your account if it isn’t the main profile. If you plan on doing any risky viewing on Netflix, enough that you want to delete the entire watch history at once, we recommend doing it on a secondary profile. Otherwise, you’ll need to do it manually.

how to delete watch history on netflix

2. Select the secondary account you want to delete.

how to delete watch history on netflix

3. Select “Delete Profile” and confirm on the next page.

how to delete watch history on netflix
how to delete watch history on netflix

This solution isn’t for everyone, but for careful sneaks who have been taking advantage of the generous secondary accounts Netflix provides with HD subscriptions, this can be a quick option.

Daily Dot Netflix Guides

Netflix Plans
Netflix Devices
What’s New on Netflix
Netflix Originals
Best Movies on Netflix
Best Shows on Netflix

Best Movies on Netflix

ActionMartial Arts
African AmericanMusicals
AnimeRomantic Comedy
French FilmsThrillers
HorrorTrue Crime
KidsTrue Stories
Korean FilmsWar
Japanese FilmsWesterns

Best Shows on Netflix

Adult AnimationPrison
AnimeReality TV
DocuseriesForeign Language

What is Netflix

Share this article
*First Published: Sep 26, 2018, 6:00 am CDT