A brand new update to YouTube just started rolling out, and it gives users just a little more control over their privacy. The latest version adds a new option called "Pause watch history" so users can prevent new videos from joining their previously watched list. This joins an existing option to pause search history and two commands to clear the history from either list. Now we've got an easy way to keep prying eyes from discovering that we watch cartoons during lunch breaks.

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The toggle for Pause watch history is located under the overflow menu -> Settings -> Privacy. Once it is enabled, videos you watch will not be added to your history. The same option is also available in the web interface near the top of the History page. One great thing is that the setting is synced across your account, so changing it in one place will change it for every signed-in device and computer.


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The APK is signed by Google and upgrades your existing app. The cryptographic signature guarantees that the file is safe to install and was not tampered with in any way. Rather than wait for Google to push this download to your devices, which can take days, download and install it just like any other APK.

File Name: com.google.android.youtube-10.18.55-101855134-minAPI15.apk

Version: 10.18.55 (101855134)

MD5: 91e9642f4f0cc9ff0d0cd5eb8444a942