Whether you once lost three hours to cat videos or you just really love watching the videos of your grandkid serenading the camera you probably have at least a passing familiarity with YouTube. So long as you limit your interactions with the site to watching videos you’re unlikely to expose any personal information while on the site. However if you post videos and like or comment on them you’ll want to check your privacy settings.

How to Remove Information from YouTube

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Create a new gmail account that isn’t associated with your name or identity. From this account you can post videos and leave comments without exposing your identity. Visit your account page. Click the privacy tab. Make sure that all of your likes and subscriptions are set to private.


YouTube Privacy Policy, TOS and Removal

View the YouTube Privacy Policy here.

In some cases, a websites Terms of Service spells out ways to get your info off the site. This is sometimes referred to as a TOS removal. You can view YouTube’s TOS to see if it will help you get your info off YouTube.

YouTube Opt Out

For instructions to opt out of YouTube visit .