There are occasions where you want to keep things private and not reveal information about your Netflix history like video preferences or items watched. This, assumes even more importance when you are sharing the account with friends or family members and don’t want them to know the extent of your binge-watching obsession? Luckily, streaming-giant Netflix allows you to hide titles from your viewing history. Read to find how to hide titles of stories from your Netflix history completely.
Hide titles of stories from your Netflix history
If you share your Netflix account with more than one person, you are unknowingly giving away more information about your video-watching habits than you should. A show you might've watched once months ago can linger on the homepage and maybe open for the world to see. By hiding their titles from your Netflix history, you can save yourself the embarrassment it may cause, unintentionally. Here’s a strategy you can follow.
- Go to the Netflix website.
- Choose your pofile.
- Select Account from the list of options displayed.
- Scroll down to Profile & Parental Controls heading.
- Hit the drop-down button next to your profile name.
- Click the View link next to Viewing activity entry.
- Hit the Hide from viewing history button.
Within 24 hours, the entries you want to be removed from your Netflix watched history, will no longer appear in the service as a title you have watched and no longer be used to make recommendations unless you watch them again.
How to delete Netflix watch history?
To make this necessary change to your account settings, you’ll need to go to Netflix on the web as the mobile app may not offer controls to manage the same. So, open your favorite browser and go to the Netflix website, and sign in with your account details.
Next, choose your profile and select the Account option from the given list.
When the Account screen opens, scroll down to Profile & Parental Controls heading. Just adjacent to the desired account, hit the drop-down button.
Click the View link next to the Viewing activity entry.
When directed to a new page, hit the Hide from viewing history button as shown in the image above to remove the entries manually from your Netflix watch history.
Alternatively, you can hide all the entries in one go by clicking the Hide all link at the bottom of the screen.
This will clear your Netflix viewing history completely remove the same from the Continue Watching row.
Hope that makes sense!