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In YouTube, we can click on "History" and see the videos we've been playing from the most recent to the earlier plays.

I spent the night listening to a friend selecting music from YouTube and I want to get a list of the links he played so I can listen to them again at home.

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  • Contact Google and request this feature be added – Ramhound Dec 17 '16 at 18:40
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There are only rather ugly workarounds for this one AFAIK. But here they are:

  • http://google.com/takeout lets you download your data. All of it, including the watch history. After download, you can send that to your friend. It's most likely in JSON though which is handy for programming stuff but not so nice to read as a human.
  • Manually go through the watch history (opening links in a new tab is useful here) and add each of them to a playlist. If this playlist is public, your friend can access it later on.
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    Just for anyone wondering, at the moment, Google Takeout actually provides HTML (Human-readable) version of Watch and Search History. – WiGeeky Mar 8 at 13:45
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    So YouTube has two channels one with your full name and another one which was there before YouTube was acquired by Google. I am getting the watch history of only one of the channels via takeout. How to get the other one? – user76170 Sep 13 at 17:38
  • It's now possible to choose between HTML and JSON formats. This choice applies for both search history and watching history. – Dereckson Oct 11 at 11:47

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