Retention policies help you effectively manage your company's data and meet your security and privacy obligations. Admins can set custom policies to automate the retention and deletion of videos in your channel, either globally or by collection.

Retention policies are only available on the Enterprise plan. Learn more

Set a default retention policy

Your default retention policy applies to all videos in your channel. By default, Rewatch will retain all videos unless they are manually deleted by a member of your channel.

Here’s how to update your default retention policy:

  1. Navigate to Retention policies in the Admin console.

  2. Click Change to update the default policy at the top.

  3. Specify how long videos should be retained for, or disable manual deletion.

  4. Specify when videos should be automatically deleted.

Note: If you are adding or updating a policy, please note that auto-deletion will not start until 24 hours after you’ve set the policy.

Set a retention policy for a specific collection

You can set policies that apply only to videos in a specific collection. Policies for a specific collection will override your default policy, in the case that you have a conflict. Policies can be applied to all collections, including secret collections.

Here’s how to set a policy for a specific collection:

  1. Navigate to Retention policies in the Admin console.

  2. Click Add a policy under “Additional policies.”

  3. Specify how long videos should be retained for, or disable manual deletion.

  4. Specify when videos should be automatically deleted.

  5. Select which collections the policy should apply to.

Note: If you are adding or updating a policy, please note that auto-deletion will not start until 24 hours after you’ve set the policy.

How policy conflicts are resolved

Because videos can belong to multiple collections, it’s possible to set conflicting policies. In the case of conflicting policies, here’s how the conflict will be resolved:

  • For conflicts between a parent collection and their nested collections, the policies for the nested collection take precedence.

  • For conflicts between keeping or deleting videos – in situations not involving parent and nested collections – keeping the videos takes precedence.

  • For conflicts between keeping videos for a longer or shorter period of time – in situations not involving parent and nested collections – keeping the videos for longer takes precedence.

  • For conflicts between deleting videos sooner or later – in situations not involving parent and nested collections – deleting the video sooner takes precedence.

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